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Childcare massacre by ex-cop in Thailand leaves at least 36 dead



At least 36 people, including 24 children are dead following an horrific childcare centre massacre

Thailand is mourning the loss of 36 lives, after a man carried out a massacre attack on a childcare centre in the northeast of the nation.

It’s believed the horrific attack was carried out by a man with a knife and gun, while the children were asleep, before killing himself and his family.

In this image taken from video, officials enter the site of an attack at a daycare center, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in the town of Nongbua Lamphu, north eastern Thailand. More than 30 people, primarily children, were killed Thursday when a gunman opened fire the childcare center authorities said. (TPBS via AP)

Thailand’s Royal police says the man, a former officer, had been suspended from duty on January 20 after “he was accused of committing a serious disciplinary violation.”

During a search of his residence, police discovered a tablet of “yaba”, which is a combination of methamphetamine and caffeine.

In Thailand, it is “crazy medicine.” 

The alleged attacker had previously appeared in court on a drug possession charge.

Alleged attacker

Global condolences

The United States is among a number of countries offering condolences and all of those impacted by the massacre.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says America is “horrified” by the mass killing.

The images are heartbreaking and we condemn this act of violence and stand ready to assist our long-standing ally Thailand in whatever they need.”

Jake sullivan – U.S. NAtional security advisor

Thailand in mourning

Thailand‘s King and Queen Suthida will visit a hospital on Friday to meet with the victims and their families.

The country’s prime minister will also travel to the region to pay his respects.

The prime minister’s office says Thailand will fly flags at half-staff as a mark of respect.

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