Mass shooting at Thai mall: Survivors recall 'scary' ordeal

Thailand is in mourning after a Thai soldier went on a shooting rampage in a mall in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, killing at least 29 people and injuring 58 others.
Police corporal Korakot Ampanngeun, who was shot in the leg by the gunman, is visited by his family at Maharat Hospital. Many people have flocked to major hospitals to donate blood. A woman laying a bouquet of flowers outside Terminal 21 mall in Nakh
A woman laying a bouquet of flowers outside Terminal 21 mall in Nakhon Ratchasima province, where the gunman shot dead 29 people and injured 58 others before he was killed by security forces on Sunday morning.ST PHOTO: HATHAI TECHA-KITTERANUN
Police corporal Korakot Ampanngeun, who was shot in the leg by the gunman, is visited by his family at Maharat Hospital. Many people have flocked to major hospitals to donate blood. A woman laying a bouquet of flowers outside Terminal 21 mall in Nakh
Police corporal Korakot Ampanngeun, who was shot in the leg by the gunman, is visited by his family at Maharat Hospital. Many people have flocked to major hospitals to donate blood.ST PHOTO: HATHAI TECHA-KITTERANUN

As gunman went on rampage, those trapped inside hid for several hours until it was safe

Last Saturday was a Buddhist holiday in Thailand, with many looking forward to spending a relaxing time with their families.

But the day turned unexpectedly deadly when a soldier went on a shooting rampage, killing 29 people and injuring 58 others in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Rat-chasima.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2020, with the headline 'Mass shooting at Thai mall: Survivors recall 'scary' ordeal'. Print Edition | Subscribe