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MASSACRE BY FORMER POLICEMAN AT THAI CHILDCARE CENTRE, AT LEAST 36 DEAD

A mass shooting took place at a childcare centre in northern Thailand on 6 October, with more than 30 people killed in the shocking attack.

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The gunman has since been identified as a 34-year-old man who was a former police officer who was dismissed last year over drug allegations, according to CNA.

He was reportedly arrested while in possession of methamphetamine and was on triel for drugs, and hours before the mass shooting, he had been in court, according to the New York Times.

According to reports in Thailand, the 34-year-old reportedly fled the scene after the mass shooting and killed his wife and child, before killing himself.

A district official told Reuters that 30 children were in attendance at the childcare centre and most of them were asleep inside a locked room.

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The gunman had reportedly picked up his child from the childcare centre during lunchtime after his court appearance.

He was reportedly unable to find his child and allegedly entered the centre, shooting 4 to 5 officials before forcing himself into the locked room where the children were sleeping.

He then slashed and killed the children with a knife, with the NYT reported that an 8-months pregnant teacher was stabbed in the attack, and the children were also struck in the head.

BBC reported that the death count has since risen to 38, with at least 22 of the dead being children.

Khaosod English reported that 24 children had died, but at the moment the exact death toll is still being finalised.

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