Thailand in mourning: Extraordinary scenes as thousands line streets to mourn late King

Thailand in mourning: Extraordinary scenes as thousands line streets to mourn late King
 

A royal convoy carried the body of King Bhumibol past huge crowds of weeping Thais today, as preparations begin for a huge funeral and traditional cremation begin.
The convoy, which included heir apparent Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, moved slowly through Bangkok's ancient quarter past mourners dressed in black, many of them holding aloft portraits of the king.
Suthad Kongyeam was among the many mourners at the Grand Palace waiting for the king's remains to arrive.
She said: "He was the heart of the whole country. Everything is shaken. There is nothing to hold on to anymore."
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14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
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