Gunman kills 23 children, 2 teachers at daycare centre

A gunman has killed at least twenty-three children at a daycare centre in Thailand.

According to a report from a police spokesperson on Thursday October 6, 2022, the gunman opened fire on the daycare facility.

Police Major General Achayon Kraithong said the assailant, an ex-police officer, shot and stabbed his victims in Nong Bua Lamphu, northeastern Thailand.

A motive has yet to be determined, although reports suggest the officer had been dismissed recently.

So far, 26 deaths have been confirmed, which include 23 children, two teachers and one police officer, according to a spokesperson for a regional government agency.

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