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Grief and shock over Thailand attack on ‘tiny angels’ at preschool

Social media in Thailand was awash with grief and anger on Friday over the killing of 34 people, including 23 children, at the hands of a former policeman who rampaged through a preschool daycare centre before killing his own wife and child.

An opposition politician said the police and authorities had to reflect on the case to ensure there was no repeat of Thursday’s killings at the northeast Thailand daycare centre, where tiny coffins were taken away from the scene. “It’s so heartbreaking. They were small kids, they did not deserve this. Some of them were still in their afternoon naps,” said 29-year-old Bangkok resident Chamita Itthiponwitoon.

The 34-year-old attacker went on a rampage with a pistol and a large knife at the centre in the province of Nong Bua Lamphu – the worst mass killing by a single attacker in the country’s recent history. “Humanity, not tiny angels, died,”…

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