HM King sponsors funerals of two “Un Ai Rak” bicyclists
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is sponsoring the funerals for of two elderly bicyclists who collapsed while participating in the Bike Un Ai Rak bicycle ride in Surat Thani and Ratchaburi provinces and later died on Sunday.
HM the King had a royal wreath sent to Wat Don Kathin, Poonpin district in Surat Thani and placed in front of the coffin of Sitthichai Banjerdsuk, a 59-year old mechanic attached to the Thung Song office of the State Railway of Thailand on Monday evening.
The funeral rites will last until next Sunday when a royal cremation would be granted as a special case.
The surviving widow, Mrs Sangchan Thongchan, said her family felt very grateful to HM King for his kind treatment given to her late husband and her family.
A royal wreath was also ordered by HM King to be sent Wat Pobanlang in Ban Pong district in Ratchaburi on Monday evening for the funeral of Luen Yomhom, 73, who succumbed while joining the 10-km Un Ai Rak bike ride.
A royal cremation will also be granted for Luen.