Non-profit organization donates cremation ceremony uniforms to child victims of massacres


A non-profit organization makes a donation dream work uniforms to children who lost their lives last Thursday as a result of daycare massacre in the province of Nong Bua Lamphu.

The shooter, Panya Kamrab, a 34-year-old former police officer, killed 37 people including his wife and son before turning a gun on himself.

Those who survived the killings are in hospital but are showing good signs of recovery.

According to Thairath, the body of the shooter and his family were cremated two days ago at Wat Mai Nong Hin temple in Udon Thani province.

The cremation of the other victims will be carried out by the Ministry of Culture. Bodies of 19 victims are part of a funeral ceremony at Wat Rat Samakkhi in Uthai Sawan sub-district, 11 other victims will be cremated at Wat Si Uthai in Uthai Sawan sub-district while six others will be cremated at Wat Thep Mongkon in Dan Chang sub-district.

Abbot of Wat Si Uthai Phra Kru Boonhome Sookgamo yesterday reported to the media that a non-profit organization, Zendai, and other donors wanted to donate dream work uniforms to every deceased child to wear during of their cremation.

According to the report, a tailor shop in the northern province of Lampang, Nangta Shop, has been hired to make the dream work uniforms for the children. The shop’s owners, Santichai Simai, and his wife, Lalita Simai, informed the media that they were offering the service and the clothes for free.

The owners revealed that five different uniforms have been ordered, such as a policeman, soldier, doctor, teacher and astronaut.

The owner added that the unborn child of the pregnant teacher murdered in the massacre would also receive a tiny police uniform. The father of the unborn child asked the hospital to remove the fetus from his deceased wife so he could have a separate ceremony.

Phra Kru Boonhome said every parent is fine with the idea, but it needs to be approved by the Ministry of Culture before it can be allowed.

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