Thais mourn death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej



The people of Thailand are mourning the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, their head of state for 70 years and the world's longest-reigning monarch.
An emotional crowd held a late-night vigil in Bangkok for the king, who died on Thursday aged 88.
His body is to be moved to the city's Emerald Temple later on Friday. The official mourning will last a year.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is to be the new monarch, but has asked for a delay before taking over the role.
Flags are to fly at half-mast for 30 days and the government has asked for "joyful events" to be halted for 30... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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