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37 killed by former police officer at child care centre

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According to officials, a former police officer killed 37 people in a child care centre in Nong Bua Lamphu’s Na Klang District on Thursday.

24 of the victims are children, according to reports.

In addition to the at least 37 deaths, including the assailant, at least 12 persons were wounded.

Witnesses recounted a terrifying sight inside the Child Development Center Uthaisawan, where the assailant shot and stabbed more than 20 children, some as young as two, and fatally killed a pregnant teacher.

According to the Central Intelligence Bureau, the perpetrator then shot and murdered his wife and their three-year-old kid in their home while it was surrounded by police before killing himself.

Panya had appeared in the Nong Bua Lam Phu Court earlier in the day in a case in which he was accused with possessing one speed pill. The court ordered him to appear again on Friday to hear its decision.

The death toll in Thursday’s slaughter eclipsed that of an assault rifle-wielding soldier who killed at least 29 people at a military camp and a shopping centre in 2020.

The Uthai Sawan Thambon administrative organisation runs the centre.

According to reports, the shooter, former Pol Cpl Panya Khamrab, was armed with pistols and knives.

According to officials, the first incident occurred about 12:30pm on Thursday when the guy entered the daycare centre in the province of Nongbua Lamphu.

The murderer began firing at the individuals inside the premises after breaking in.

According to police Major General Paisal Luesomboon, the shooter continued to shoot from his automobile after fleeing, striking numerous individuals.

Panya had appeared in the Nong Bua Lam Phu Court earlier in the day in a case in which he was accused with having one speed tablet. The court ordered him to appear again on Friday to hear its decision.

Panya was fired from the police force in June after being arrested on Jan. 20 for possession of methamphetamine tablets and allegedly confessing to the accusations.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha has directed the national police head to “fast-track an enquiry” and has stated that he will visit the location of the attack on Friday.

“This should not have happened. This should never happen,” Gen Prayut told reporters.

“I am deeply sorry for those who were hurt and/or lost (their loved ones),” he said on Facebook.

According to Pol Gen Damrongsak, the firearm used in the Thursday attack was legitimately acquired and was a privately owned weapon, not police property. However, he mostly used a knife to murder the youngsters at the facility.

Local firearms restrictions and background checks are fairly stringent. Nonetheless, the estimated total number of weapons carried by individuals in Thailand, both legally and illegally, was 10.3 million in 2017, or one for every seven inhabitants. Around 4 million of them were undocumented.

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