Bangkok blast: China calls on Thailand to fully investigate attack, punish perpetrators

Chinese relatives of a victim from Shanghai cry as they identify and claim the deceased, at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 18, 2015.
Chinese relatives of a victim from Shanghai cry as they identify and claim the deceased, at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 18, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday urged the Thai authorities to fully investigate a bomb blast in Bangkok that killed 22 people, including four Chinese tourists, and to severely punish the perpetrators.

China "expresses strong condemnation" of the bombing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said in a statement posted on its website.

Ms Hua said four Chinese tourists were killed, including two Hong Kong residents, and that more than 20 Chinese tourists were wounded in the blast.