Thailand week in review: Thailand mourns victims of tragic mass shooting in Nong Bua Lamphu, Most parts of country still suffering from flash floods, and more

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, October 3rd to the 9th, with some commentary. They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

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1. About 16 provinces across Thailand suffering from severe flooding due to constant rains caused by ‘NORU’ storm since last weekend

As heavy rains constantly battered the country, flooding was continuously reported in most parts of Thailand since the beginning of October. At least 16 provinces were suffering from the flash floods last week and the situation is also reportedly worsening in some areas, Ubon Ratchathani – for instance, at the beginning of this week. Some household were forced for evacuation while local authorities in affected provinces were providing urgent assistance to its residents as much as possible while attempting to accelerate the drainage systems.

About 16 provinces across the country suffering from severe flooding on Monday due to constant rains caused by ‘NORU’ storm since last weekend

2. Thailand to enter winter season at the end of October, Thai Meteorological Department reports

The Thai Meteorological Department states that cold weather will officially come to Thailand at the fourth week of October. The coldest period will be between December 2022 and the end of January 2023. Bangkok may experience the coldest of 17 degrees celsius in the inner city and 15 degrees celsius in the suburbs. In the mountain areas, the average minimum temperature is about 8-15.9 degrees celsius.

Thailand to enter winter season at the end of October, Thai Meteorological Department reports

3. At least 30 people killed, including children, in mass shooting at childcare center in Nong Bua Lamphu, assailant reportedly commits suicide

One of the most tragic events with a large number of reported death, including children, in Thailand’s history. A total of 38 casualties of parents, teachers, and young children were reported. The assailant, who was a former policeman with access to weapons, also killed his family members and died by suicide afterward. The country mourned the victims of the massacre. Their majesties the King and Queen, the Prime Minister, and other government officials also visited the province on the following day to express their condolences and provide physical and mental assistance to the families of the victims.

At least 30 people killed, including children, in mass shooting at childcare center in Nong Bua Lamphu this afternoon, assailant reportedly commits suicide

And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.