Captain Suwit Kaewpreecha, deputy inspector of Ao Luek Police Station in Krabi, was alerted to the massacre at about 1.30am.
Initially, five were killed at the scene and three others, including Woratyuth, died at a hospital. The other slain victims were identified as Duangporn Sunglung, Suriya Sunglung, Sutthipong Prikdam, Phetdao Sunglung, Anna Butrterb, Kingthian Sunglung and Praemaithong Sunglung. Kingthian and Praemaithong died at the hospital.
Witnesses told police that they saw six or seven men arrive at the house in two vehicles at about 4pm on Monday. The men wore military-style camouflage clothes and they were all armed. They pretended to be authorities checking the house and held everybody inside the house, witnesses said.
The village head returned to the house at about 8pm and he was handcuffed. Neighbours heard gunfire at about midnight. The assailants took the village head’s Toyota Yaris and left.
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