By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and DAVID RISING BANGKOK (AP) — A former police officer facing a drug charge burst into a day care center Thursday in Thailand, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers and then shooting more people as he fled. At least 36 people were slain in the deadliest rampage in the nation’s history. The assailant, who was fired earlier this year, took his own life after killing his wife and child at home. Photos taken by first responders showed the school’s floor littered with the tiny bodies of children still on their blankets, where they had been taking an afternoon nap. The images showed slashes to their faces and gunshots to their heads and pools of blood. A teacher told ThaiPBS public broadcaster that the assailant got out of a car and immediately shot a man eating lunch outside, then fired more shots. When the attacker paused to reload, the teacher had an opportunity to run inside. “I ran to the back, the children were asleep,” said the young woman, … [Read more...] about Former cop attacks Thai day care center, kills at least 36
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The death toll of the mass shooting at a nursery in Nong Bua Lamphu province, northeast Thailand, this afternoon is 36 in total, including 12 adults and 24 children. The gunman opened fire at a nursery in Na Klang district where most of the victims were shot. He fled in a pickup truck and shot more victims from inside the vehicle. Then, he shot dead his own wife and son, raising the death toll to 34, before fatally shooting himself . A further 12 people are injured, eight of whom are seriously injured in Nong Bua Lamphu Hospital. The hospital has requested urgent blood donations from people of all blood types. The culprit, 34 year old Panya Khamrap, was a former police officer. He was fired from the force last year for failing a drug test. He was supposed to face trial in court tomorrow for his alleged drug crimes. Get more from The Thaiger FREE APP: ANDROID or iOS | HAVE YOUR SAY FORUM | … [Read more...] about Mass shooting in Thailand: 36 dead, including 24 children, 12 injured
A disgraced former police officer addicted to drugs opened fire on a daycare centre in Thailand on Thursday, killing 22 preschool children before fleeing on his motorcycle. At least 38 people were killed and 11 injured in one of Thailand’s deadliest shooting rampages . The disgraced former police officer, fired from his job earlier in the year, shot himself after murdering his wife and child at home. First responders’ photos showed the school’s floor littered with the tiny bodies of children still on their blankets, where they had been napping in the afternoon. Images showed slashes across their faces, gunshot wounds to their heads, and pools of blood. According to a teacher, the assailant got out of a car and immediately shot a man eating lunch outside before firing more shots. The teacher had an opportunity to run inside when the attacker paused to reload. “I ran to the back because the kids were sleeping,” the young woman, who did not give … [Read more...] about Disgraced Cop That Killed 22 Daycare Children Was Facing Drug Charges
Friends and family, family and friends: that is the mantra. (Representational image: Helena Lopes via Unsplash) Content warning: This write-up contains a mention of suicide. With the word ‘depression’ bandied about to cover entire spectrums of the blues, various ripples and radii inherent in that condition – from mild to suicidal – sometimes suffer from being lumped together. The questions are quick: is it clinical, seasonal, postpartum, a passing mood, PMS, in your DNA, after the death of a loved one? But the answers are slippery. Radiating from the mind and seizing the body, too many molecules go into making up a person for it to be easily labelled, defined or treated. Let’s start with the past, a counsellor is wont to say, with your childhood trauma, when childhood itself is traumatic at every level. What about being that young and defenceless is at any time easy while growing up? Enforced positivity sucks and therapists don’t always end up keepers. Easy-peasy methods … [Read more...] about That low feeling and the company we keep
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin “...we can generate preferences in older people that resemble younger people when we expand their theoretical time horizons.” — Dr. Laura Carstensen , Professor of Psychology, Stanford University “We can view happiness in at least three ways—as a hedonic state, as a cognitive state, or as a general life philosophy. Happiness, then, can refer to a way of thinking, such as being optimistic; a way of feeling joy, pleasure, relief, or gratitude; or simply a way of being.”— Dr. Nancy Etcoff, Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School Last week, a paper I co-authored with the scientists from Deep Longevity , Chinese University of Hong Kong , and Stanford , went viral and was covered in Fortune , Fox News , The Hill , New York Post , The Guardian and many other top-tier international media. In this study, the team used AI to analyze the psychological and biological changes during aging. This was … [Read more...] about Can We Reverse Our Psychological Age And Get Happier At The Same Time Using Artificial Intelligence?
News Desk (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Thu, October 6, 2022 2022-10-06 23:01 0 acb46bb3015c754a01ddf4e65a22dc6e 1 Jakarta school,flooding,Greater-Jakarta,building-collapse,cilandak Free Heavy flooding knocked down the walls of an Islamic junior high school in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Thursday, killing at least three pupils, local police reported, as heavy rains inundated the capital for a second time this week. Cilandak District Police chief Commr. Multazam Lisendra told reporters that an outer perimeter wall of state Pondok Labu Madrassah Tsanawiyah (MTSN) 19 collapsed, resulting in a number of casualties. “The wall collapsed due to the surge of floodwaters [...] and caused injuries and even death,” Multazam was quoted by tribunnews.com as saying. According to the police’s initial report, three schoolchildren died in the incident. The precinct was still confirming data from a hospital in the area. “We’re currently focused on rescue efforts … [Read more...] about Three dead as flooding knocks down walls of Jakarta school