Bangkok blast: Husband of Singapore victim hopes to return home with her body

Ms Melisa Liu and her husband Ng Su Teck had travelled to Bangkok with some companions for a holiday. Ms Liu died on the spot when the bomb exploded some time around 7pm on Monday.
Ms Melisa Liu and her husband Ng Su Teck had travelled to Bangkok with some companions for a holiday. Ms Liu died on the spot when the bomb exploded some time around 7pm on Monday.PHOTO: FACEBOOK PAGE OF MARCUS NG
Members of the media and some devotees, including tourists, turn up at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok which re-opened on Wednesday (Aug 19). A deadly blast on Monday left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured.
Members of the media and some devotees, including tourists, turn up at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok which re-opened on Wednesday (Aug 19). A deadly blast on Monday left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Workers put up hoarding at a restaurant located on the third storey of Erawan Bangkok, a shopping centre next to Erawan Shrine, which had their glass windows shattered by the impact of the blast on Monday.
Workers put up hoarding at a restaurant located on the third storey of Erawan Bangkok, a shopping centre next to Erawan Shrine, which had their glass windows shattered by the impact of the blast on Monday.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Members of the public at Erawan Shrine after it reopened on Wednesday morning on Aug 19, 2015.
Members of the public at Erawan Shrine after it reopened on Wednesday morning on Aug 19, 2015.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Members of the public at Erawan Shrine after it reopened on Wednesday morning on Aug 19, 2015.
Members of the public at Erawan Shrine after it reopened on Wednesday morning on Aug 19, 2015.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Members of the public at Erawan Shrine after it reopened on Wednesday morning on Aug 19, 2015.
Members of the public at Erawan Shrine after it reopened on Wednesday morning on Aug 19, 2015.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
A metal fence bent from the impact of the Monday blast is seen in an area within Erawan Shrine which has been cordoned off.
A metal fence bent from the impact of the Monday blast is seen in an area within Erawan Shrine which has been cordoned off.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Members of the public leave flowers as they offer their prayers for victims of the Monday blast at a small tribute area outside Erawan Shrine.
Members of the public leave flowers as they offer their prayers for victims of the Monday blast at a small tribute area outside Erawan Shrine.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Members of the public at the reopened Erawan Shrine, as seen through the shattered glass windows from a restaurant located on the third storey of Erawan Bangkok, a shopping centre next to Erawan Shrine.
Members of the public at the reopened Erawan Shrine, as seen through the shattered glass windows from a restaurant located on the third storey of Erawan Bangkok, a shopping centre next to Erawan Shrine.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

BANGKOK - The husband of the Singaporean woman killed in the blast in Bangkok said on Wednesday (Aug 19) that he hoped to return to Singapore with her body.

Mr Ng Su Teck, 35, told The Straits Times that he wanted to return home together with his wife Melisa Liu Rui Chun, who was killed in Monday night's deadly bomb attack in the Thai capital.

He was waiting for Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to arrange for evacuation, he added.

The Straits Times understands that Mr Ng was discharged in the afternoon on Wednesday. 

 

Speaking at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mr Ng said he would speak to the media when he is back in Singapore and feeling better.

 

"Just let me rest and I do not want to talk about what happened," he said. "I don't want to make it a big thing."

 

Mr Ng sustained burns and his right leg was cut by shrapnel. His hearing was also affected by the blast.

Ms Liu, 34, died on the spot when the bomb blast ripped through the evening crowd at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok on Monday. The area is where the popular Erawan Shrine is located.

Mr Ng, who works in sales, and Ms Liu, an employee at AXA Singapore, had travelled to Bangkok with some companions for a holiday. Her brother was also among the seven Singaporeans injured.

At least 11 foreigners were among the 20 people killed in the blast, which left more than 120 others injured.

The Erawan Shrine reopened on Wednesday, with Thai monks leading prayers and some devotees, including tourists, turning up at the site.

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