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 (www.mfa.go.th).


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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