BANGKOK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Thai land’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died in hospital on Thursday, the palace said in an announcement.
The palace did not give a reason for his death. He was 88 years old.
“His Majesty has passed away at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” the palace said, adding he died at 15:52 (0852 GMT).
His son and heir apparent, the 63-year old Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is expected to become Thai land’s new king.
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