Thailand grants Bt5 million for Bangladesh disaster victims

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BANGKOK, June 25 – Thailand has granted Bt5 million (about US$166,000) to assist families of victims in the recent factory collapse in Bangladesh, according to Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.

More than 1,000 people died in the country’s deadliest industrial disaster.

Mr Surapong said Thailand and Bangladesh have always provided humanitarian aid to each other.

In the massive floods in Thailand in 2011, Bangladesh delivered US$1 million to help the Thai people, he said.