King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has sent his condolences to Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn after the mass shooting over the weekend in a city northeast of the capital of Bangkok.
Sweden’s monarch said, “The Queen and I wish to convey our sincere condolences on the tragic loss of lives following the brutal mass shooting in Korat. We offer our heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims and to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand.”
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.
It was announced yesterday that the King of Thailand 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.