By The Nation
The flower-laying rite began at 9am, as mourners formed long lines to wait their turn.
The funeral flower laying rite started at 9am and mourners formed long lines to join it.
Rayong deputy governor Thirawat Sudsuk laid the first funeral flowers, followed by government officials, monks, the disabled, the elderly and the general public.
Lined-up mourners included people in wheelchairs and many parents with children. Most mourners could not hold back their tears.