Ex-policeman fired in Thailand for drug use: 30 people killed in a day care centre

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At least 30 people, including children, were killed in a shooting at a day care center in Thailand.

It was made by a former police officer who was stripped of his clothes for constant drug use, and shocked the whole of Thailand.

Reporter Yoon Seong-cheol will tell you.

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Coffins with bodies continue to emerge from a day care center in Arampu province, a farmer in Thailand.

Yesterday afternoon, a man in his 30s broke into the day care center and opened fire wielding a weapon that looked like a sickle.

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“The criminal went over there and the teachers locked the door. But they broke the door and fired two shots. I climbed the wall and ran along the road.”

Thirty-eight people, including 22 children aged between two and five, were killed while eating lunch and taking a nap.

Among the dead was a full term female teacher who was due to give birth next month.

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“I cried until there were no more tears. My heart aches. My wife and son have gone to a peaceful place.”

The man who brutally killed a child and a teacher was a former police officer, 34-year-old Panya Kamrab.

He was dismissed on charges of being in possession of drugs, and after going to court for a related case this morning, he went to his son’s day care.

Panya’s mother said that he was drunk and his eyes were not normal, but Panya, who had a massacre at the day care center, went home, killed his wife and son, and then committed suicide.

The Thai government said the king will visit the crash site today to comfort the survivors and offer condolences to the bereaved families, while Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha has instructed all institutions to take all steps to treat those who have injured them.

Grieving Thai citizens voluntarily donate blood to help the wounded.

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“It’s so sad. The victims were young children, and this shouldn’t have happened. Some of them had a bowel movement while napping.”

It is estimated that around 10 million firearms are owned by Thai civilians, of which around 4 million are unlicensed.

This is Seongcheol Yoon from MBC News.

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