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Families of 27 killed in Korat to get Bt1 million

Feb 14. 2020
Wissanu Krea-ngam
Wissanu Krea-ngam
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By The Nation

The government will pay Bt1 million in compensation to the next of kin of 27 of the people killed in last Saturday’s mass shooting in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, who chairs a committee established to decide on settlements, said on Friday (February 14) that no money has as yet been earmarked in two fatalities over which there is “dispute”, or for the gunman, a rogue Army sergeant-major slain by police.

The wounded will receive compensation depending on the seriousness of their injuries, he said – either Bt200,000 or Bt100,000.

There are 29 victims in each category.

The government will pay Bt3 million to the relatives of each of the police officers and other military personnel who died in the tragedy.

The money is to be transferred to all the recipients starting on Saturday. Wissanu said he wants all payments completed within seven days.

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