By SAKDA SAMERPOP
THE government will give Bt1.18 million in compensation to the families of every victim killed by the bomb attacks recently in Hua Hin and six southern provinces.
The bomb and arson attacks rocked the tourist towns between August 10 and August 12.
The violence claimed four lives and wounded 37, including 11 foreigners. One of the foreigners was still in hospital yesterday.
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday that the compensation payouts were on top of what the |victims would get from insurance.
“For injured victims, the compensation amount will vary depending on the severity of their injuries,” he explained.
Wissanu was speaking after he chaired a meeting on remedial actions for the victims.
He said relevant authorities such as the Social Development and Human Security Ministry as well as the Justice Ministry would also provide other forms of assistance, including financial help related to victims’ affected livelihoods.
He said the Tourism and Sports Ministry may reimburse the travel expenses for the victims’ relatives who had to fly to Thailand.
Wissanu said the government would also provide financial help for people whose property was damaged by the attacks.
“We will use an integrated approach in giving help. Provincial governors will gather the compensation and financial help before handing them over to the victims or their families.”
Wissanu said that victims |may also ask for additional |help if their injuries or the impact from the violence gets worse over time.