Thai princess: King temporarily lost consciousness


BANGKOK: Thailand’s ailing king — the world’s longest-reigning monarch — recently suffered a health problem that caused him to temporarily lose consciousness, his daughter revealed, linking the incident to stress over the country’s flood crisis.

News that the health of 83-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej took what Princess Chulabhorn described as a brief turn for the worse comes as Thailand has been devastated by flooding that has inundated rural areas and parts of Bangkok and its suburbs. More than 500 people have died, damage is estimated at several billion dollars and central Bangkok remains threatened.


Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok in December 2010. (AP/Thai Royal Household)

Categories: Asia, Thailand

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