Family of dead protester handed B1m

The family of the protester killed in Friday's Banthat Thong Road grenade attack has been handed one million baht financial assistance by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

Prakong Chuchan, 46, a resident of Nakhon Si Thammarat, was pronounced dead at Ramathibodi hospital early Saturday. A further 36 protesters were injured in the blast which rocked anti-government protests on Friday.

The money was handed to Prakong’s wife by PDRC co-leader Putthipong Punnakan, who visited her at Ramathibodi Hospital to offer the family moral support on Saturday.

The PDRC will also pay all expenses incurred during Prakong's treatment at the hospital.

Prakong’s body will be moved to Thepsirin Tharawas temple in Bangkok for religious rites on Sunday, Jan 19.

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