Thais pray for dead king

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Flags were lowered to half mast and prayers offered for Thailand’s king the morning after his death at the age of 88. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Thais pray for dead king

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Across Thailand on Friday (October 14), people mourned the passing of the nation’s much loved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Flags were lowered to half mast on government and many commercial buildings.

At the Grand Palace, Thais gathered to pay their respects and pray for the departed 88-year-old monarch, participating in special funeral rituals.

Later on Friday, the body of the king, accompanied by the expected heir, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, was due to travel from the hospital by hearse to the Grand Palace.

The king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died in a Bangkok hospital on Thursday (October 13).

He had been in poor health for several years but his death has nonetheless shocked the Southeast Asian nation of 67 million people and plunged it into grief.

The cabinet has declared a government holiday for mourning.

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