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CNN reporters fined, visas revoked for entering massacre crime scene

Two reporters from U.S. news agency CNN were fined THB5,000 (US$133) each and had their tourist visas revoked yesterday for entering the crime scene of a mass shooting in Nong Bua Lamphu province.

Australian reporter Anna Coren and British cameraman Daniel Hodge were seen performing a Thai wai to apologize for filming inside the day care center where an ex-cop killed at least 24 preschoolers last week.

“I’d like to offer my deepest apologies to the people of Thailand and especially the families of the victims of this tragedy,” Coren said in a taped apology. “We are so sorry if we’ve caused you more pain and suffering, that was never our intention.”

The 47-year-old reporter also went on to apologize to the Thai police for “the inconvenience that we’ve caused.”

On Friday, the two broadcast from inside the nursery where two dozen young children…

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