Key points –
- The recent shooting at a daycare centre in northern Thailand was survived by 3-year-old Aveenut Supolwong.
- A former police officer who was armed with a gun and a knife killed 11 of her classmates.
- Supolwong was dozing off during the assault, her head covered by a blanket.
Supolwong was asleep during attack
The only child to survive the carnage at a daycare centre in northern Thailand last week was a 3-year-old sleeping with a blanket covering her face.
Paveenut Supolwong, also known as Ammy, was asleep when the attack happened, according to his parents, who spoke to Reuters.
A man with a gun and a knife stormed into a daycare facility in Nong Bua Lamphu and started attacking teachers and kids who were enjoying their usual naps, killing more than 30 people.
Supolwong’s mother was in shock
Supolwong’s mother, Panompai Sithong, told press, “I’m in shock.” “I have sympathy for other families. I’m relieved my child is still alive. It’s a conflicted emotion of sadness and appreciation.”
Sithong also mentioned that her child didn’t sleep deeply and she thought “there may be some spirits blocking her eyes and ears,” according to press.
According to Supolwong’s parents, the girl didn’t seem to recall anything about the attack.
Police saved the little girl
Unidentified police officer discovered her in the classroom and carried her outside the childcare facility with a blanket over her head so she would not see her classmates’ murders.
When the youngster woke up, her grandfather Somsak Srithong told the press during a visit to the family’s house, “She had no concept what was happening.”
“She believed her friends were still sound sleeping. As a police officer dragged her away from the pool of blood and covered her face with a cloth, “Added Somsak Srithong.
At least 37 people, including 24 children, were reportedly slain in the shooting on Thursday, including the gunman’s wife and kid, who were later discovered dead.
The shooter, who killed himself in his house, was revealed to be a former police officer who had been fired for drug usage and was scheduled to appear in court the next day.
Town engulfed in sorrow
The family participated in a Buddhist ceremony for children who have unpleasant experiences on a Sunday afternoon as they sat in a circle and listened to a religious figure read from a Sanskrit prayer book.
Ammy played with the two candles she was holding while remaining attentively seated on her mother’s lap.
Family members sprayed each other with rice wine from a silver basin while exclaiming blessings for good fortune.
They sewed white threads for good luck onto Ammy’s little wrists, pinched her cheeks, and said blessings.
In a town engulfed in sorrow, it was a rare instance of happiness.
Ammy’s relatives had to tell her the bad news.
Her beloved best buddy, Techin, 2, and her teacher had to be informed via family that they had passed away. She was requesting that her grandmother pick up Techin from school, Panompai said.
She is not yet fully aware of the horror she went undergone.
Aveenut Supolwong was dozing off during the assault, her head covered by a blanket. Police officer discovered her in the classroom and carried her outside the childcare facility with a blanket over her head so she would not see her classmates’ murders. At least 37 people, including 24 children, were reportedly slain in the shooting at a daycare centre in northern Thailand last week. Three-year-old toddler surviving Thailand massacre is a miracle.
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