In Thailand, grieving father of siblings killed in grenade attack forgives attackers
Published on Feb 25, 2014 10:05 AM
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The father who lost his children to Sunday's grenade attack in Bangkok says he is engulfed in pain, but feels no anger towards the attackers who were apparently targeting an anti-government rally site.
"I am suffering the deepest pain, but have decided to forgive," Mr Thayakorn Yosubol said tearfully.
His two children, four-year-old Korawich and six-year-old Patcharakorn, were not among the demonstrators. They had simply gone shopping with their aunt and cousin when they were hit by a grenade that landed in front of Big C shopping mall on Rajdamri Road on Sunday afternoon.
"I can't cope with what has happened. My children were so pure and innocent. I really don't know how long it will take for this wound in my heart to heal," the devastated father said.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!