The reason for the attack is not yet clear
. Responsible for the massacre is a 34-year-old former police officer,
He was fired in June after being arrested for drug possession.
The massacre began at 12.10 local time
. A local director told Reuters news agency that the facility housed 30 pre-school children. When the ex-cop broke in, it was lunchtime for them. The killer, after breaking into the sanatorium, pulled the trigger on four or five employees, one of whom was in the eighth month of pregnancy, and then continued
. Then he escaped in a white pickup truck. Colonel Jakapat Vijitrahaya said the children killed in the Thai nursery school in the northern city of Na Klang were between two and three years old.
12 others were injured, eight of them seriously.
The hospital in the Thai city has launched an urgent appeal asking blood donors to come forward.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan or Cha
He expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in a Facebook message, describing the massacre as a “horrific” event. Pictures spread on social media, taken from the scene of the massacre, show the families of the children in a state of despair.
Mass killings are rare in Thailand, but there is one
In 2020, a soldier killed 29 people and wounded 57 in a shopping mall.
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