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Foreign Ministry organising help for wife of Thai slain in France

Dec 12. 2018
A policeman patrols in the rue des Grandes Arcades in Strasbourg, eastern France, after a shooting breakout, on December 11, 2018./AFP
A policeman patrols in the rue des Grandes Arcades in Strasbourg, eastern France, after a shooting breakout, on December 11, 2018./AFP
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The Thai Foreign Ministry is working with French authorities to help the wife of a Thai tourist who was among three people killed by a gunman on Tuesday at a famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaksat said the Thai embassy in Paris had reported the death of Anupong Suebsamarn, 45, and contacted his wife, Naiyana, to offer help.

Busadee said Anupong and his wife had just arrived in France and planned to visit Strasbourg and Paris.

She said the embassy had contacted the Thai expatriate community in Strasbourg to coordinate with local authorities and take care of Naiyana while she was waiting to reclaim the body.

The embassy has also been in close contact with police in Strasbourg and will provide legal assistance to her.

Officials from the Thai consular office would travel to Strasbourg on Wednesday, Busadee added.

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