Prime Minister extends sympathy to Thailand over mass shooting

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(VOVWORLD) -Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 9 sent a letter of condolence to his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha over the mass shooting in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

At least 30 people, including the gunman, were killed and more than 58 others were wounded in the shooting. Jakrapanth Thomma, a 32-year-old sergeant in the Thai army, gunned down the victims at Terminal 21 shopping mall before being shot dead by commandos. Local police said nine of the victims were undergoing surgery and 25 others with minor injuries had been discharged from hospital.

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha went to the hospital on Sunday to visit the victims. The Prime Minister said it was an unprecedented shooting for Thailand and was triggered by a personal conflict involving a real estate purchase agreement that the perpetrator claimed to have been tricked by.