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PM visits Korat, offers compensation to victims of shooting rampage

Feb 19. 2020
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By The Nation

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday (February 19) went to Nakhon Ratchasima province to meet with people and families affected by the Korat mass shooting earlier this month and offered compensation totalling Bt34.8 million.

The PM and accompanying ministers met local people after praying at the Thao Suranaree Monument or Yamo, a memorial to a Thai heroine, for peace.

Prayut gave financial aid and amulets at the Prem Tinsulanonda Auditorium, Nakhon Ratchasima City Hall to the injured and the families of those who had died in the mass shooting. The compensation from the Victims of Disaster Fund, the Office of the Prime Minister, totalled Bt34.8 million. 

On Wednesday, the families of 24 out of 27 who had died received Bt1 million each. Nineteen of 21 people who suffered serious injuries received Bt200,000 per person, and 32 out of 36 people who suffered light injuries got Bt100,000 per person. 

There is also compensation for recovery victims under the Victim Compensation Act. The provincial office is still investigating damages to determine compensation for property damaged in the incident.

The prime minister then travelled to Korat Terminal 21 department store to inspect the place and boost the morale of shop operators and the public.

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