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King of Sweden sends condolences to King of Thailand

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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.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.