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Phuket holds mass services to honour His Majesty

PHUKET: Mass services were held at various locations across the island today in honour of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away at Sirirat Hospital in Bangkok at 3:52pm.


Yutthawat Lekmak

Friday 14 October 2016, 04:06PM


Students, academics and faulty staff at Phuket Rajabhat University held a mass service this morning (Oct 14) to mourn the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol yesterday.

More than 1,000 attendees dressed in black gathered at the main field on campus at 8:30am for the service.

University Chancellor Dr Prapa Kayee led the service with a eulogy honouring His Majesty, his achievements and the adoration he invoked from the Thai people.

At 4pm today, officials led by Phuket Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan began a symbolic Royal bathing ceremony at Provincial Hall.

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Joining Governor Chockchai were officials dressed in their ceremonial white uniforms with black armbands along with students and other members of the public.

A book of condolences has been made available at Provincial Hall for members of the public to sign with their special messages.

Books of condolences have also been made available at all three District Offices on the island.

 

 

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