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London student among those killed in Bangkok bombing

Friends have paid tribute to a London law student who was killed in Monday's bomb blast in Bangkok.

Vivian Chan was understood to be travelling in Thailand with a friend when she was caught up in the explosion.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond earlier confirmed a British national died in the attack. It was not immediately clear if this referred to Miss Chan.

The 19-year-old food blogger was described as "cheerful" and an "excellent student".

Vivian Chan was understood to be travelling in Thailand with a friend. Credit: Facebook/R.I.P Vivian Chan Pray for Bangkok

The society of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, where Miss Chan was a law student, said it was "deeply saddened" by the news.

"We understand that Miss Chan, and her friend, was (sic) travelling in Thailand," the society said in a statement.

"We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends during this difficult moment."

The BPP University in Hong Kong, where Miss Chan also studied, joined those paying tribute to her following the "devastating" news.

"Vivian is a cheerful young lady and has been doing well at our University and we were proud and enjoyed teaching her," it said in a statement on Facebook.

"We express our condolence to the family during this dark day. Vivian would rest in peace. Our wishes, thoughts and love are with the family and ready to support in any way we can. You will always be missed and remembered."

The 19-year-old food blogger was described as Credit: Facebook/R.I.P Vivian Chan Pray for Bangkok

Canto-pop singer Joey Yung, who Miss Chan was a fan of, posted a photo of the two of them together online.

A page was set up on Facebook in her memory, with many shocked friends and classmates posting messages about Miss Chan.

Serena Wong wrote: "I really treasure the memories we had, and am sure you'll be a joyful angel in heaven."

Sophia Hui also posted on Facebook, saying: "You were such a cheerful person and had one of the greatest smiles that I have seen."

Andrew Fan said: "You never stopped smiling and always had a smiling face. I will cherish the days talking to you and especially in orchestra."

Miss Chan was a fan of Canto-pop singer Joey Yung. Credit: Facebook/R.I.P Vivian Chan Pray for Bangkok

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