Grieving Relatives Lay Bangkok Bombing Victims to Rest
BANGKOK – Grieving relatives of victims of Monday’s deadly bomb attack in Bangkok have claimed the remains of their loved ones at a forensic institute.
The 50-year-old Gao Yu Zhu from China was overcome by grief while he waited to retrieve the bodies of his daughter Gao Yu Zhu and his wife Huang Lu Yan.
They were among the 20 killed from the bomb explosion at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok. Nearly 130 others have been wounded.
A day after the site reopened, Thais and foreign tourists are continuing to pray, light candles and laying flowers at the shrine.
Thai resident Sunee Tangsakul says: “When I came here. I had goose bumps. I thought that this place was where human beings hurt other human beings. ”
19-year-old Chan Vivian Wing-Yan, from Hong Kong studying law at Harrow International School, was mourned by her family in Hong Kong.
Miss Wing-Yan was named by the Thai Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies, based at the University of London, on social media, prompting pals to take to Facebook and pay tribute to her memory.
The tributes came as UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said a British national, living in Hong Kong, was among the dead.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.
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