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Owned by Leicester City The funeral of Vichai begins in Thailand



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The relatives attended a royal military parade before the funeral

The burial of a Leicester City owner who has died of a helicopter accident outside the club's stadium is under way.

The royal soldiers, the monks, and the relatives of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha attended a parade in Bangkok's Bangkok, Thailand.

The funeral started with Buddhist bathing ceremonies, and after seven days ceremonies followed them.

Players from Leicester City later head to Thailand for funeral, later playing against Cardiff.

The death of Taiwanese billionaire, Mr Vichai, was killed by two associates, two pilots and two passengers, when the helicopter landed on a car park on October 27 after leaving King Power Stadium.

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Royal soldiers in the funeral of Mr Vichai

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The monks also participated in the Bangladeshi procession

A bathing rite celebration began, followed by speaking ceremonies.

Jonathan Head, BBC's Southeast Asian correspondent, is in the church and said the ceremony was held behind closed doors.

The ceremony was not a definite start, he said, but close friends and relatives are coming for the next few hours.

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The mourners could be seen through a glass door at the funeral of Mr Vichai

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A separate funeral urn and a five-level umbrella with a very high status are used

Mr Head said the elements of the funeral are very important.

"You will see the burial objects of King Vajiralongkorn, using a special funeral urn and a five-level umbrella with a very high status," he said.

He added, "People are watching the funeral in many ways to see how much they thought of Vichai.

"He was a successful businessman, but sometimes controversial."

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The funeral procession next to Wat Thep Sirin Thrawat Temple

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha bought Leicester City in 2010

Mr Vichai arrived in Thailand on Friday before the funeral.

Nusara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner, Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died last Saturday to crash.

The helicopter wreck was removed on Friday before the stadium.

The Air Accident Investigation (AAIB) has begun to investigate the helicopter and in-flight fastening components.

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Before the funeral, they mourned the church


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