Thailand: the toll of the attack on a crèche rises to « at least 30 dead » including 23 children


The toll of the attack on a nursery in northern Thailand, in Na Klang, has risen to « at least 30 dead », including 23 children, a police colonel in Nong Bua Lamphu province said Thursday.

Police have launched a wanted poster to find the main suspect, a 34-year-old former police officer, on the run with a rifle, pistol and knife in his possession.

The attack began at 12:30 p.m. local time (6:30 a.m. GMT) in a nursery, before the assailant fled by car and hit several pedestrians, according to Colonel Jakkapat Vijitraithaya.

The children killed are between two and three years old, he said.

A shooting perpetrated by an army officer, who had argued with a superior, occurred in February 2020 in Thailand in a shopping center in Nakhon Ratchasima, killing 29 people.


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