Record turnout expected on final day to pay respects before Royal Urn

Tens of thousands of mourners are forming long queues today (Thursday) to pay 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 the final day for public viewing of the Royal Urn.

The Royal Household Bureau on Thursday reported that 12,628,642 mourners had viewed the Royal Urn in the past 336 days.

Donations received as a form of making merit for the late King now total Bt882,528,282.01, the Bureau said. On Wednesday, 96,150 mourners visited the Throne Hall and donated Bt6,437,999.25. The last visitors were admitted into the hall at 3.40am on Thursday.

Wednesday saw the highest turnout on any day, followed by October 1 (90,300 mourners), October 3 (88,602), October 1 (78,948) and September 26 (73,889).

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

STORY: The Nation

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