11 July 2024

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the funerals of some of the victims of Tursday’s day care centre mass murder yesterday (Sunday), held at Thep Nimit and Si Uthai temples in the north-eastern province of Nong Bua Lam Phu.

The prime minister also assigned his two deputies, General Prawit Wongsuwan and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, to attend another funeral, held at Rasadon Samakkhi Temple, and to offer moral support to families of those killed.

The prime minister and his entourage first arrived at Thep Nimit Temple to attend the funerals of six victims and to distribute compensation of 110,000 baht to each of the families of the six victims. He also thanked everyone has who offered moral support to the families of the dead and injured.

The delegation then proceeded to Si Uthai Temple to attend the funerals of 11 more victims.

During his visits to both temples, the prime minister offered an assurance that the government will take care of all the families of the dead and injured. He also thanked all the medical personnel for taking care of the injured.

Meanwhile, at the Uthai Sawan Tambon Administrative Organisation’s child care centre, where the murders took place, a religious ceremony was held to bless the souls of the dead.

Altogether 38 people died in the atrocity, the worst of its kind in Thailand.

The dead include the perpetrator, who was a former police officer, his wife and their son.