Singaporean man, son hid from Thai gunman for hours in mall

People pray for victims who died in a mass shooting at Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, on Feb 10, 2020.
People pray for victims who died in a mass shooting at Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, on Feb 10, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

A Singaporean man who survived the horrific mass shooting in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima province over the weekend narrowly escaped being targeted by the rogue soldier, who killed at least 29 people and left some 60 people injured.

Trapped on the lower ground level of Terminal 21 mall with his 11-year-old son, Mr Tay Yong Hwee was close enough to hear the soldier, Jakrapanth Thomma, bark instructions to victims. He could also smell the discharge as Jakrapanth shot them.

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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 'S'porean man, son hid from gunman for hours in mall'. Print Edition | Subscribe