FLASH: Ex-cop kills dozens of people at childcare centre

FLASH: Ex-cop kills dozens of people at childcare centre

Part of the vehicle believed to have been driven by suspected killer Pol Cpl Panya Khamrab, left behind as he fled a childcare centre in Na Klang district of Nong Bua Lam Phu province on Thursday. (Photo: Nong Bua Lam Phu police)
Part of the vehicle believed to have been driven by suspected killer Pol Cpl Panya Khamrab, left behind as he fled a childcare centre in Na Klang district of Nong Bua Lam Phu province on Thursday. (Photo: Nong Bua Lam Phu police)

Police said 31 people were confirmed killed by a former policeman who burst into a childcare centre in Na Klang district of Nong Bua Lam Phu on Thursday.

Many of the victims were reported to be children.

The childcare centre is operated by the Uthai Sawan tambon administration organisation.

The man, who was identified as former Pol Cpl Panya Khamrab, was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife.

He forced his way into the centre and opened fire at the people inside.

Na Klang police station reported that the gunman was on the run.

Thai  media reports said later that the gunman had committed suicide.


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