A British national was among those killed in an attack on a popular shrine in Thailand, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.
Vivian Chan, 19, a law student at the University of London, was travelling with a friend who was also killed in the blast.
At least 20 people died and over 100 were injured by the blast in Bangkok.
In a statement the foreign secretary said: “The loss of life and injury in Bangkok is horrific and I condemn this callous act of violence against completely innocent and unsuspecting members of the public…”
“I can confirm that one British national, a resident of Hong Kong, lost her life in the attack. British Embassy staff in Thailand are assisting her family at this very difficult time.
“My thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones, and with the Thai people.
“Foreign Office officials are in close contact with the Thai authorities and have offered UK assistance in the investigation of this abhorrent act.
“British nationals in Thailand should check the Foreign Office website for the latest travel advice.”
Hong Kong has raised its travel alert to red and advised its citizens to avoid non-essential trips to Bangkok but the British Government has not taken similar action.
Travel advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) cautions people to “monitor news reports, follow the advice of local authorities and take extra care”.
Five of the victims have so far been identified as Thais, four as Chinese – including two from Hong Kong – two from Malaysia and one from Singapore.
Thai authorities are searching for a man caught on security cameras leaving behind a rucksack at the popular attraction, which is in an area well-used by foreign visitors.
No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.