400 Thai evacuees from Libya arrive in Bangkok


BANGKOK, Aug 11 – Three more groups of Thai workers arrived in Thailand from strife-torn Libya Sunday, bringing the total number of Thai evacuees from the North African nation to 399, according to the Thai Labour Ministry.

Singhadet Chu-amnat, Inspector General of the Ministry’s Department of Employment said a group of 108 workers arrived at Bangkok’s Suvanabhumi International Airport at 1am yesterday, followed by two other groups of 21 and 24 workers at 8am and 12.45pm. respectively.

Mr Singhadet said some 405 other Thai workers were awaiting flights back to Thailand in Tunisia after going there from Libya.

The Thai workers can apply for financial assistance of 15,000 baht each from the Fund for Assistance to Thai Workers Overseas, he said.