Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died at the age of 88

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 18:44

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King Bhumibol had spent much of the past year at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where he was treated for various ailments.

A palace statement said that the king's blood pressure had dropped, his pulse had quickened, his liver was not functioning normally, and a blood test showed signs of infection.

King Bhumibol was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, reigning over the country for 70 years.