Foreign victim of Hua Hin bomb revisiting city

Andrea Tazzioli is welcomed by, from left, Hua Hin Mayor Nopporn Wuthikul, Hua Hin-Cha-am tourism association head Wasana Srikanjana, and Prachuap Khiri Khan tourism director Orasa Awuthkhom in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Thursday. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - An Italian tourist who was injured in a bombing in Hua Hin last year is revisiting the tourist city, remembering the generosity of local residents and medical staff who helped him.

Andrea Tazzioli, 52, received a warm welcome from local tourism and administration officials on Thursday. He was one of the eight foreign tourists wounded in the bombings in Hua Hin on Aug 11 last year.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invited him to revisit Thailand and paid for his accommodation and first-class air fares.  

According to TAT's local office, Mr Tazzioli chose to return to Hua Hin because he was impressed with the kind help and treatment he had received there.

In addition to celebrating his birthday on Saturday, he wanted to meet the medical staff at San Paulo Hospital, where he was treated for shrapnel wounds to his back.

Hua Hin was among the targets bombed in several provinces in the lower part of the country on Aug 11 and 12 last year. Three people were killed and 31 others injured.

An injured Mr Tazzioli is helped from the scene of the bombing in Hua Hin on the night of Aug 11 last year. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

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