Bangkok 5 Oct : Police in Thailand say more than 30 people were killed Thursday, October 6, in a shooting at a childcare center in the northwest of the country.
Police Maj. Gen. Achayon Kraithong said the gunman opened fire early in the afternoon in the center in the town of Nongbua Lamphu. He said 30 people were killed but had no more details. Following the shooting the assailant took his own life.
A spokesperson for a regional public affairs office said 23 children were killed.
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According to Thai media reports, the gunman also used knives in the attack and then fled the building.
Several media outlets identified the assailant as a former police officer but there was no immediate official confirmation.
NPwith AP and AFP