Funeral of Thai ‘cave boy’ who died in UK ends with prayers


MAE SAI, Thailand — Mourners crammed a temple chamber for a closing prayer session Sunday in northern Thailand for one of many 12 boys rescued from a flooded collapse 2018 who died in school in England final month.

Duangphet “Dom” Phromthep, 17, was discovered unconscious in his room on Feb. 12 on the Brooke Home Faculty Soccer Academy in Leicestershire and died at a hospital two days later.

His physique was cremated earlier this week throughout a Buddhist ceremony in England. His reason for dying was not recognized however police stated it was not believed to be suspicious.

Sunday’s prayer session brings an finish to a two-day funeral ceremony on the Wat Phra That Doi Wao temple, within the far north border province of Chiang Rai.

The temple is situated lower than 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the Tham Luang Cave, the place Duangphet and 11 of his soccer teammates and their coach had been trapped for greater than two weeks earlier than they had been safely guided out by knowledgeable cave divers from all over the world working with Thai navy SEALs.

Arriving from the close by metropolis of Chiang Mai with footage of Duangphet, a floral wreath and his outdated soccer jersey, gamers from the Vachiralai Bee Faculty, the place Duangphet studied earlier than going to England on a scholarship, gathered within the temple by their classmate’s shrine.

“When it comes to soccer, he was 100%. He was extremely decided. After we gave him his first tryout, his soccer potential was excellent,” stated Suban Wiboonma, Duangphet’s head coach on the college. “We wished a striker who might rating and we received him.”

Duangphet’s ashes are scheduled to be scattered within the Mekong River on Monday.


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