Children even 36 people killed in child Care Center to Thailand
A former police officer killed at least 24 children and 11 adults in a gun and cutter attack that began at a child care center in Thailand on Thursday, authorities said. The attacker fled the first scene, shooting from his motorcar as he drove home, before killing his wife and child and taking his own life.
Pics and videos posted online of the day care showed the floor of one room was smeared with blood and sleeping mats scattered about. ABC movie and other colored decorations adorned the walls.
In vids from the scene, frantic family members could be heard weeping outside the structure. Ambulances stood by as police and medical workers walked around.
Authorities linked the attacker as a former police officer and said he entered the child care center after noon in the northeastern Thai city of Nongbua Lamphu.
30 children and 6 adults were killed in the edifice before the attacker fled, according to a police statement. But he continued to shoot people from his auto, policeMaj.Gen.
Paisal Luesomboon told The Associated Press.
Arriving home, he killed his wife and child and either himself, police said.
Police said he killed another two children and nine adults outside the child care center, including his wife and his son.
Arms- related deaths in Thailand are much lower than in countries like the United States and Brazil, but forward than in countries like Japan and Singapore that have strict gun control laws. The rate of arms related deaths in 2019 was about 4 per,100000, compared with about 11 per,100000 in the U.S. and nearly 23 per,100000 in Brazil.
Last month, a clerk shotco-workers at Thailand’s Army War College in Bangkok, killing two and wounding another before he was arrested.
The country’s former worst mass discharge involved a dissatisfied fighter who opened fire in and around a mall in the north-eastern town of Nakhon Ratchasima in 2020, killing 29 people and holding off security forces for some 16 hours before ultimately being killed by them.
Source. Associate Press Release.