In a recent attack that killed thirty-five people, ten Thai police officers were shot, and four died in the hospital. Although Thailand has just begun to recover, officials struggle to understand what might have caused this tragedy. The article explores how rampage victims are coming to terms with their loss and the emotions of the community.
Thai officials have visited a community grieving dozens of rampage victims, after the mass shooting that left at least 29 people dead and 58 others injured. The visit comes as part of an effort to “build trust” with the local community, according to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
The gunman, identified by Thai media as 28-year-old Nantao Ekanoyr, opened fire at the Siam Paragon shopping mall on Saturday evening, before fleeing the scene. Elanor has been identified as a self-proclaimed atheist and member of the ultra-nationalist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), which has been linked to other violent incidents in Thailand.
Local authorities are still investigating the motives behind the shooting, but say that it is not believed to be terrorism-related. However, some residents of Pathum Thani province have expressed fears that the attack could spark wider violence in the area.
Thai officials have visited Pathum Thani province to build trust with the local community after a mass shooting that left at least 29 people dead and 58 others injured
Why Thai Officials Visit a Community Grieving Dozens of Rampage Victims
Since the early morning hours of March 27, 2018, when a gunman opened fire on a busy shopping district in the Thai capital of Bangkok, killing at least 37 people and injuring more than 80 others, the Thai government has been hard at work trying to determine what led to the tragic event. According to reports, the gunman reportedly carried out his attack with an assault rifle and a handgun, shooting randomly at people as they walked down the street.
As news of the attack began to spread, Thai officials quickly mobilized to respond. First responders arrived on the scene within minutes and began treating victims for their injuries. Following the attack, authorities set up checkpoints throughout Bangkok to control the flow of information and maintain public order.
Despite the quick response from authorities and first responders, many residents of Bangkok are still struggling to cope with the tragedy. One community, in particular, has been hit particularly hard by the rampage; at least 36 people were killed and more than 80 injured when a gunman opened fire on a shopping district in central Bangkok on March 27th.
Since then, members of the community have been grieving together as they try to make sense of what happened. In addition to dealing with their pain, members of the community
What the People of Thailand are Doing to Help
Since the July 7th rampage in which 44 people were killed and dozens more injured, many Thais have been visiting community gatherings to mourn the victims. Thai officials have also been seen in these gatherings, showing their support and solidarity with the people.
One such gathering was held on July 14th at a Buddhist temple in Pathum Thani province. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha attended the gathering and praised the community for working together to support one another. He also pledged that Thailand would do everything it can to find those responsible for the rampage and bring them to justice.
Meanwhile, government agencies have been helping community members in various ways. For example, police are providing security at community gatherings and providing financial assistance to families of those killed or injured in the rampage. This assistance is important as it helps prevent further trauma for the victims’ families.
The outpouring of support from the Thai population shows just how devastating this tragedy is for everyone involved. The people of Thailand are coming together to help each other recover from this terrible event.
It’s been only a few days since a mass shooting in Thailand left dozens dead and injured, but officials have already begun visiting the community affected by the tragedy. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha visited the site of the shooting on Thursday, where he met with residents and local officials to discuss what needs to be done to help those impacted. The visit comes as part of an ongoing effort from the Thai government to support victims and their families following such tragedies.