Thai-born Woman Among Victims of Norway Massacre

A Thai-born woman was among those killed in last week’s massacre in Norway, the Thai Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

Pornthip Adam, 21, was among the 68 victims of a gun rampage on July 22 that took place on the Norwegian island of Utoya, which is about 50 kilometres from capital Oslo.

Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian, has admitted to carrying out the shootings on Utoya and a bomb blast in Oslo that killed another eight people.

The Thai Embassy in Oslo had reported Pornthip’s death to the ministry, reported the ministry’s website (

According to her mother Sawanya Adam, Pornthip was a naturalised Norwegian. She was born in Thailand to a Thai man and Sawanya, who took her to Norway at the age of two after the mother got married to a Norwegian man.

The Thai Embassy will hold a religious ceremony today at a local Buddhist temple to make merit for Pornthip and other victims of the rampage, the ministry said.


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