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Thailand nursery attack: What we know so far | Explainer News

A former policeman killed dozens of people, including 23 children, in a knife-and-gun rampage at a daycare centre in Thailand.

A former policeman killed 38 people, including 23 children, in a knife-and-gun rampage at a daycare centre in Thailand. He later shot dead his wife and child at their home before turning a weapon on himself.

Armed with a shotgun, pistol and knife, Panya opened fire on the childcare centre in northeastern Nong Bua Lam Phu province at about 12:30pm (05:30 GMT) on Thursday, before fleeing the scene in a pick-up truck.

Here is what you need to know:

What happened?

Nanthicha Punchum, acting head of the nursery, told of harrowing scenes as the attacker barged into the building.

“There were some staff eating lunch outside the nursery and the attacker parked his car and shot four of them dead,” she said. “The shooter smashed down the door with his leg and then…

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