Amir of Kuwait condoles Thailand dead – Thirty-seven perish

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Thursday a cable of condolences to the King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn over vicitms of the mass shooting in northeast Thailand.

First responders attend to young victims at the site of an attack in a day care center, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in the town of Nongbua Lamphu, north eastern Thailand. A former policeman facing a drug charge burst into a day care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers before shooting more people as he fled in the deadliest rampage in the nation’s history. (Mungkorn Sriboonreung Rescue Group via AP)


His Highness the Amir expressed his deepest sorrow and condolences to the victims’ families and hoped for a swift recovery of the injured in this horrendous shooting. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah also on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to the King of Thailand over the victims of the mass shooting in northeast Thailand. His Highness the Crown Prince hoped for a swift recovery of the injured in this horrendous shooting.

Similarly, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences to the King of Thailand over the victims of the mass shooting in northeast Thailand. A former policeman burst into a day care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, killing dozens of children and teachers and then firing on more people as he fled in the deadliest rampage in the nation’s history. The assailant, who authorities said was fired from the force earlier this year because of a drug offense, took his own life after killing his own wife and child at home.

A witness said staff at the day care locked the door when they saw the assailant approaching with a gun, but he shot his way in. In footage posted online after the attack, frantic family members could be heard weeping outside the day care, and one image showed the floor of one room smeared with blood and sleeping mats scattered about. Pictures of the alphabet and other colorful decorations adorned the walls. At least 37 people were killed in the attack, according to police spokesman Archayon Kraithong. Another 12 people were wounded.

At least 24 of the dead were children, mostly preschoolers. “The teacher who died, she had a child in her arms,” a witness, whose name wasn’t given, told Thailand’s Kom Chad Luek television at the scene. “I didn’t think he would kill children, but he shot at the door and shot right through it.” Police identified the suspect as 34-yearold former police officer Panya Kamrap. Police Maj. Gen. Paisal Luesomboon told PPTV in an interview that he was fired from the force earlier this year because of drug-related offenses. In the attack he used multiple weapons, including a handgun, a shotgun and a knife, Paisel said. Local police chief Damrongsak Kittiprapha told reporters that the suspect was a sergeant on the force before he was fired, and that the main weapon he used was a 9mm pistol that he had purchased himself.

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