We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Nong Bua Lam Phu Province, where a gunman took the lives of at least 38 people, including 24 children.  This violence is both senseless and heartbreaking.  We stand with the people of Thailand and extend our deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones today.  The United States is ready to assist our Thai allies in the wake of this tragedy.

U.S. Department of State

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