January 2005 A grief-stricken father has assaulted English authorities who declined to offer assistance him bring home the body of his child who passed on in the torrent tragedy Dale Hurren was constrained to put the cadaver of 22-year-old James in a

January 2005
A grief-stricken father has assaulted English authorities who declined to offer assistance him bring home the body of his child who passed on in the torrent tragedy

Dale Hurren was constrained to put the cadaver of 22-year-old James in a improvised plywood casket after Remote Office administrators told him: “You’ll have to bring him home yourself ”

Mr Hurren moreover censured coldhearted International safe haven staff in Thailand for rejecting to offer assistance with the £2,000 cost of flying the body home, coldly telling him that no “policy decision” had been made

But as fears develop that scores of dead Britons will presently be covered in unmarked Thai graves or, on the other hand incinerated some time recently they can be brought home, the Remote Office is standing by its refusal to offer assistance troubled families fiscally or, on the other hand indeed helping with the excruciating process of making game plans to return cherished ones to the UK

A representative said the Government would pay to bring bodies back home as it were in “exceptional circumstances”
British demise toll

The Remote Office puts the number of English dead at 35, in spite of the fact that the number missing could be in the hundreds The full official demise toll last night come to 124,500, yet it is anticipated in the long run to top 150,000

Whitehall’s position on returning the English dead was censured by Moderate MPs, who said Clergymen ought to guarantee everything was done to bring the bodies home “Surely the costs could be arranged out later,” said Shadow Global Improvement Secretary Alan Duncan

Mr Hurren told The Mail on Sunday of his heart-rending experience as Thai laborers pressed James’s cadaver into a plywood casket bound with distribute tape He at that point had to seize a truck to take his child to the airport

“You anticipate the English Government to do more for its individuals in a emergency such as this,” he said “I can take James home Be that as it may what about those other poor grasses what’s more, their families?”

His sibling Glenn, who went with him to Thailand, added: “The English authorities have been cold There has been a need of sensitivity There were no English experts visible None We were cleared out to battle practically completely for ourselves ”
Administrative chaos

Although English back up plans are presently making clear that they will pay to repatriate bodies, in the bedlam after the wave numerous families had no thought whom to turn to other than International safe haven staff

Relatives of Sharon Howard, who lost her life partner David Page what’s more, two children in the disaster, said the Remote Office declined help in finding the bodies

Sharon’s sister, Beverly Whatley-Bates, said: “I inquired a lady at the International safe haven in the event that we were on our claim what’s more, she said, ‘Yes’ I inquired on the off chance that they would pay to look after Sharon in healing center what’s more, she said ‘No’ ”

David Britton, whose previous spouse what’s more, her two siblings are dreaded missing off the Thai coast, moreover denounced the Remote Office of being “uncaring what’s more, insensitive” What’s more, Nigel Willgrass, whose spouse Louise was cleared to demise at Phuket, had to take off her body behind

A family companion said: “Nigel didn’t need to clear out Louise in Thailand yet he had no choice No one was making a difference him ”

The Remote Office said it could offer assistance in “exceptional” circumstances, adding: “When somebody has lost everything what’s more, has no place else to turn, we may be capable to help ”

TO READ THE HURREN FAMILY’S Nerve racking STORY, SEE TODAY’S MAIL ON SUNDAY

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