Thai ambassador to UK attends soccer captain ‘Dom’s’ funeral

Thailand’s ambassador to the UK joined the funeral service for Duangphet Phromthep, or “Dom,” who was captain of the Thai soccer staff that was rescued from a cave.
The Royal Thai Embassy said Ambassador Thani Thongphakdi attended yesterday’s funeral together with students and lecturers from Dom’s college, the CEO of Leicester City Football Club and others. The embassy says Buddhist monks performed rites at the ceremony “in accordance with family wishes.”
Dom’s mother had previously requested a monk to carry out the rites in order that her son’s spirit wouldn’t be trapped.
The demise of Dom got here as a shock to the world as the 17 year old was listed as wholesome before he travelled to the UK on a soccer scholarship.
According to Fox News, Dom was found unconscious in his room on February 12 at Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicestershire, central England. He passed away two days later.
Although his cause of death was listed as unknown, rumours swirled that he had fallen and hit his head. Police say his explanation for death was not believed to be suspicious, but his passing left the world shocked.
Zany says the Zico Foundation sponsored Dom’s studies in England and is facilitating the repatriation of his remains to his family again in Thailand.
Dom was the captain of the Wild Boars youth soccer staff in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai. Dom and his teammates had been aged eleven to 16 after they turned trapped within the flooded cave named Tham Luang.
The team grew to become famous because the world watched a dramatic rescue operation unfold. They were rescued by a global group of professional divers after being caught for greater than two weeks in the cave..

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