Thai king and queen offer condolences over carnage

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  • Wednesday, 12 Feb 2020

BANGKOK: Prime Minister and Minister of Defence General Prayut Chan-o-cha issued the following statement via the Television Pool of Thailand:

“His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Her Majesty Queen Suthida have expressed condolences over the tragedy that happened on Saturday, Feb 8,2020, in Nakhon Ratchasima province, and would like to give moral support to families of the victims and all related officials.“The King has also ordered that the funerals of all the deceased will be under his royal patronage, including Buddhist prayers chanted at the funeral and royal cremation ceremony as special occasions.

“Furthermore, the King has ordered privy councilors and senior officials from the Bureau of the Royal Household and Royal Security Command to act on his behalf in visiting the injured persons and the families of victims.

“He has also ordered the establishment of a royal kitchen to provide food and support to officials who are working in forensics and cleaning the venue until the operation is complete.” — The Nation/ANN

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