Shooting at nursery center in Thailand leaves 34 dead, including 24 children

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Body discovery illustration. (IO/Pebri)

Jakarta, IO – A gunman carried out an attack on a daycare center in northeastern Thailand, Thursday (6/10). According to the AP, the attack killed 35 people, including 24 children, two teachers and one police officer.

The shooting took place in the afternoon in the town of Nongbua Lamphu at around 12:30pm,” said Police spokesperson Maj. Gen. Achayon Kraithong. According to Thai media reports, the gunman also used a knife in the attack and then fled the scene in his car.

Photographs showed dozens of bodies lying on the floor covered in white cloth. Several media outlets identified the attacker as a former police officer named Panya Khamrap. The Daily News newspaper reported that after fleeing the scene, the assailant returned to his home and killed his wife and child, before taking his own life.

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This is not the first time Thailand was rocked by mass shootings. In 2020, an angry soldier named Jakrapanth Thomma fired at a crowd in Nakhon Ratchasima City. As a result, 29 people were killed and 57 others injured. (rr)