The King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, will cover the cost of the funeral rites for the victims of Thailand’s mass shooting over the weekend. He and Queen Suthida have also extended their support to the victims’ families.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha said, “King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the Queen feel remorse because of the shootings and extend moral support to the families of the dead and will sponsor their funeral rites.”
On Saturday, a 32-year-old gunman, named Sgt. Maj. Jakrapanth Thomma, opened fire in Nakhon Ratchasima – a city northeast of Bangkok. He had stolen weapons and ammunition after killing his commander earlier in the day. 30 people were killed in Thailand’s deadliest attack by a lone gunman.
The gunman killed 14 in a residence, army barracks and close to a temple. He killed 15 others in a shopping mall before he was gunned down by Thai Special Forces on Sunday.