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Mass Shooting in Thailand Leaves 38 Dead, Mostly Children

The entrance of the daycare center in Nong Bua Lam Phu province on Oct. 7.
The entrance of the daycare center in Nong Bua Lam Phu province on Oct. 7.Photographer: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images
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A mass shooting that began with a daycare center in northeastern Thailand left 38 people dead, the majority of them children, according to officials. 

A 34-year-old former cop used an automatic weapon to fire at the center located in Nong Bua Lamphu province near Thailand’s border with Laos on Thursday afternoon, killing 24 children, Jackrapat Wijitwaitaya, a local police official, said by phone.