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Six Filipinos trapped, hiding from gunman inside Terminal 21 Korat

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Six Filipinos trapped, hiding from gunman inside Terminal 21 Korat

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Six Filipinos have been trapped and are now hiding from the gunman inside Terminal 21 in Korat. The Philippine Embassy is now coordinating with them.

Friends and colleagues of Filipinos trapped inside contacted PinoyThaiyo. PT was also able to contact one of them on Facebook messenger.

At least 20 people were reported killed and an unknown number injured in a shooting spree by a soldier who later took hostages at a local shopping mall on Saturday evening, Bangkok Post reported.

The carnage began when the assailant stole some weapons and shot dead his commander and two others at the Surathampithak army camp before fleeing in a stolen Humvee. He fired at civilians along the route to the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Muang district.

Troops from a special warfare unit were dispatched to the mall, where the attacker was said to be holding 16 people hostage on the fourth floor.

Police confirmed that no Filipino died in the mass shooting. 

UPDATE: 6 Filipinos trapped inside Terminal 21 Korat now safe

Read more details at Bangkok Post, Thai PBS, Khaosod English

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