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No ‘Light Up Phuket’ to be held as part of annual Patong Tsunami Memorial event

By The Phuket News



The candle-lighting event was removed from the official annual commemoration in order to reduce the emotional impact of those still suffering from the loss that the tsunami brought, Mayor Chalermsak said. Photo: Patong Municipality


PHUKET: The flame has flickered out on the annual ‘Light Up Phuket’ tsunami memorial event – held at Patong Beach on the night of Dec 26 each year to commemorate the lives lost to the Asian Tsunami 14 years ago.


The candle-lit ceremony has been removed from the formal schedule of events for annual commemoration to those lost to the devastating waves that struck our shores, Patong Mayor Chalermsak Kebsup confirmed to The Phuket News today.


Instead, the main memorial event was held this morning, at the traditional location of Loma Park at 9am.

Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/no-light-up-phuket-to-be-held-as-part-of-annual-patong-tsunami-memorial-event-69802.php#Jk1rwEp5ztqVlcWk.99 

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