Law student was Briton killed in Bangkok terror attack

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By Jonathan Ames on

Vivian Chan was doing a law degree at BPP University in London


A BPP law student is reported to be the British citizen killed yesterday in a terrorist bombing in Bangkok.

Vivian Chan (pictured top right) — who was currently on the two-year accelerated law degree course at BPP in London — was reportedly travelling in Thailand with a friend.

She died when a bomb exploded at the Erawan Hindu shrine.

Media outlets reported that the 19-year-old had studied at London University’s School of African and Oriental Studies. However, the university would not confirm that Chan had any connection with it.


Nonetheless, the Thai Society at SOAS issued a statement with its “heartfelt condolences” for Chan’s family.

And BPP chief executive Peter Crisp issued a social media message saying:

A statement from Professor Peter Crip, Dean of BPP Law School. "Everyone at BPP University is devastated to hear of the…

Posted by BPP University Hong Kong on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A condolences page has been launched on Facebook. One comment read:

You were such a cheerful person and had one of the greatest smiles that I have seen.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that the British passport-holding Hong Kong resident was a keen food blogger.

While The Times (£) newspaper reported that the student was a fan of Cantopop star Joey Yung, who posted a tribute to Chan on her Facebook page, saying:

You have left a deep impression in me. Your wit, loveliness and your smile with dimples on the cheek. Thank you for being in my life. Our last conversation you said you would study hard and then we meet again. [I] never thought life could be that fickle… I hope you rest in peace.