Thai King Bhumibol, world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies

Published On: October 13, 2016 06:45 PM NPT By: Agencies

BANGKOK, Oct 13: Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died after a long illness, the palace announced Thursday, ending a remarkable seven-decade reign and leaving a divided people bereft of a towering and rare figure of unity.

“At 15:52 (0852 GMT) he died at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement.


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