Highest turnout on last day to pay respects before Royal Urn

Kingdom Grieves October 06, 2017 10:55

By The Nation

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A total of 110,889 mourners paid their last respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall of the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Thursday, the final day for public viewing of the Royal Urn, according to the Royal Household Bureau.



The last visitors were admitted into the hall at 2.18am on Friday.

Visitors also made donations worth Bt7 million for the day.

Attendance records were made and repeatedly broken over the past 337 days as people came from all over Thailand to pay their final respects.

Thursday saw the highest turnout of any day, followed by Wednesday (96,150 mourners) and October 1 (90,300 mourners).

In total, 12,739,531 mourners viewed the Royal Urn. Donations received as a form of making merit for the late King have reached Bt889,545,100.01, the Bureau said.

The late monarch’s funeral will be held from October 25-29, with the cremation taking place on October 26.