Thousands of monks hold a mass prayer for shooting victims
February 16, 2020 | 10:00 PM
by Times TV

As many as ten thousand Buddhist monks gathered recently for mass prayer vigils to honor the 29 people killed in a shopping mall in Thailand.

Jakraphanth Thomma, a 32-year-old soldier, carried out the massacre on February 8, in what was the country's deadliest mass shooting.

The monks chanted and prayed below photos of the victims, close to the mall in Korat, a city about 260 kilometers northeast of Bangkok.

The city's main square was turned into a sea of orange as the monks, wearing traditional robes, sat in several lines to pray.

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