Thai cave boy’s ashes arrive residence from UK for last farewell


The cremated ashes of one of many 12 boys rescued from a flooded collapse 2018 arrived within the far northern Thai province of Chiang Rai on Saturday the place last Buddhist rites for his funeral can be held over the following few days following his dying within the U.Ok.

Duangphet “Dom” Phromthep, 17, was discovered unconscious in his room on Feb. 12 on the Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicestershire and was taken to a hospital, the place he died two days later. Duangphet’s physique was cremated earlier this week within the U.Ok. the place Buddhist monks carried out rites on the funeral ceremony in accordance along with his household’s needs. The household watched a stay video stream of the funeral within the U.Ok. from Chiang Rai.

Duangphet’s ashes had been introduced from the U.Ok. and handed over to his household at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok on Saturday morning earlier than they boarded a flight to Chiang Rai.

Duangphet’s household and buddies waited for the arrival of his ashes on the Chiang Rai airport. His former coach Ekapol Chanthawong, who was additionally trapped within the cave with him, held a big portrait of his former pupil.

Duangphet’s grandparents burst into tears as they had been handed a small field containing his ashes on the Chiang Rai airport.

The Thai funeral for Duangphet will happen at Wat Phra That Doi Wao, lower than 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the Tham Luang Cave the place Dom, alongside along with his teammates and coach, had been trapped for greater than two weeks in 2018 earlier than they had been safely guided out by a staff of skilled divers.

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