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A former police officer has killed 34 people, mostly children, at a daycare center in Thailand
On Thursday, October 6, a gunman entered a preschool daycare center in the town of Uthai Sawan, Thailand, around midday. Reportedly armed with a shotgun, a pistol, and a knife, he started a devastating massacre by killing three or four adult employees, one of whom was a pregnant woman. He then broke into a locked room where the young children were napping. He proceeded to murder 22 of the 30 children present that day. The suspect then escaped the scene and returned to his home where he killed his wife and child before taking his own life.
Police representatives have confirmed that the suspect was himself a former police officer. He lost his job in 2021, reportedly for drug-related offenses. Prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand quickly issued a statement on social media to offer his condolences to those affected by the horrifying crime.
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