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Disabled Phuket man completes 13 day journey to pay respect to the late King

PHUKET: The disabled man from Phuket who set off on Oct 28 on an 842-kilometre journey to Bangkok to pay respect to HM the late King pushing himself along on a makeshift wheelchair, yesterday (Nov 9) reached his destination completing the gruelling journey in 13 days.

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Thursday 10 November 2016, 05:28PM


The 48-year-old Mr Sompong Juiphat finally made it the Grand Palace yesterday after completing the 842-kilometre journey in 13 days. For the entire journey he was followed closely and supported by his wife and three children.

The Facebook page of Wanlop Boonjun yesterday posted a picture of Mr Sompong arriving at the Grand Palace where he was waiting in line to go to inside to pay respect to the late King.  

 

 

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Kurt | 10 November 2016 - 22:09:42

Congratulations and very much respect to Mr Sompong for doing this journey. 
A great salute to him!

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Rorii | 10 November 2016 - 19:38:55

Nearly 65km's a day, average walking speed is 5km/h, and this guy, in a wheelchair, has only one leg and one arm, sorry, I know I'll get blastered, but I'm a little suspicious.

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