UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condoled the mass shooting massacre at a child care center in Thailand and said he was “deeply saddened” by the “heinous” incident.
Guterres tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the heinous shooting at a childcare center in Thailand. Learning centers should be places where children feel safe, never targeted. My condolences to the loved ones of the victims and the people of Thailand. “
On October 6, there was a mass shooting at a child development center in Uthaisawan Na Klang district of Nong Bua Lamphu province.
Earlier, the US had condemned the massacre at a child care center in Thailand. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement that the US was “horrified” by the tragic shootings at a day care in Thailand.
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has extended support, saying that the US stands ready to assist its ally Thailand in the face of the current tragedy.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Nong Bua Lam Phu province, where a gunman killed at least 38 people, including 24 children. This violence is both senseless and heartbreaking. We stand with the people of Thailand. And extend our deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones today. The United States stands ready to assist our Thai allies in the wake of this tragedy,” he said in the statement.
The death toll in a massacre rose to 38, including 24 children. The attacker was identified as 34-year-old former policeman Panya Kamrab, who killed himself soon after the attack.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, as reported by CNN, said: “The Prime Minister of (Thailand) has expressed his condolences over the shooting incident.”
Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Office had urged all securities officials to nab the culprit. Gun ownership in Thailand is relatively high compared to other countries in Southeast Asia.
As CNN reports, mass shootings are rare in the country, but even in 2020, in one incident, a soldier killed 29 people in a shootout that began at a military site and then forced a gunman to enter a mall. Later the shopkeepers were sent for hunting.