Relatives claim bodies of Thailand blast victims

2015-08-20 13:18
Six-year old Lee Jian Han looks on as he stands near the coffin carrying the remains of his father Lee Tze Siang, who was killed in the Bangkok bomb blast. (Manan Vatsyayana, AFP)

Six-year old Lee Jian Han looks on as he stands near the coffin carrying the remains of his father Lee Tze Siang, who was killed in the Bangkok bomb blast. (Manan Vatsyayana, AFP)

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Bangkok - Distraught relatives of victims of Monday's deadly bomb attack in Bangkok have claimed the remains of their loved ones at a forensic institute.

The 50-year-old Gao Yu Zhu from China was overcome by grief while he waited to retrieve the bodies of his daughter Gao Yu Zhu and his wife Huang Lu Yan. They were among the 20 killed from the bomb explosion at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok. Nearly 130 others have been wounded.

A day after the site reopenedc, Thais and foreign tourists are continuing to pray, light candles and laying flowers at the shrine.

Thai resident Sunee Tangsakul says: "When I came here. I had goose bumps. I thought that this place was where human beings hurt other human beings. "

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.

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