Trat attack: Second five-year-old dead

RAYONG — A five-year-old girl who was shot and left in a coma after Saturday’s gun and grenade attack on an anti-government protest in Trat province died on Tuesday afternoon.

Nattaya Rorsungnoen was pronounced dead at Rayong Hospital where she had been on a respirator under close observation.

She is the second five-year-old girl to die as a result of the attack on a People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protest in the area. Laliwan Promma succumbed to a gunshot wound to the head in the deadly attack.

Nattaya was shot in the back of the neck. A fragment of the bullet was embedded in her right temple, causing her brain to swell and stop functioning. 

Nattaya’s family will collect her body from the hospital at 10am Wednesday and perform religious rites for her in Trat later in the day. 

Nattaya and Laliwan were not the only child victims of protest-related violence over the weekend. Two children were killed after a grenade explosion near Big C Superstore at Ratchaprasong on Sunday - a six year-old girl, and her four-year old brother.

The deaths of the innocent children have drawn widespread condemnation from the public and anti-government protesters, who are calling for police to quickly bring those responsible for the attacks to justice. 

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Discussion 1 : 26/02/2014 at 08:55 AM
She already talks on TV and excuse all atrocious caused by the agitator and his mob. The whole violence / killing is because of the mob have blocked building, streets and poll stations and intimidate people .
Discussion 2 : 26/02/2014 at 07:49 AM
The PM does not like to meet people face to face as she is not able to have the answers prepared for her.
Discussion 3 : 25/02/2014 at 10:36 PM
Ms. Yingluck as a caretaker PM, why can't you talk to the Thai people or talk to the press face to face concerning the death of children and women from the violence? A lot of Thais don't own computers nor have facebook accounts.
Discussion 4 : 25/02/2014 at 10:08 PM
Its very sad. Army u need to start the coup now.
Discussion 5 : 25/02/2014 at 09:10 PM
Police finds it difficult to solve this problem of man slaughtering. Even they have got the sustainable evident, shameful to say, they still cannot act to make apprehension. At first, warrant of arrest is needed for them to make action of arrest if the suspects are power linked. And the warrant of arrest is as precious as diamond, cannot be easily gotten. Which may reject by the criminal court if the police file for it. That's why until today police catch no one. 72 casualties have been reported dead, but whom is killer, no one knows., no arrest is made. Shame!!
Discussion 6 : 25/02/2014 at 09:09 PM
For shame to the people responsible for this. And for shame to the red shirts who applauded such cruelty... this makes me sick to my stomach.... inhumane insanity
Discussion 7 : 25/02/2014 at 08:58 PM
Such wickedness! May the attackers never have peace in their lives.
Discussion 8 : 25/02/2014 at 08:55 PM
And yet another empty promise that protesting would stop upon any deaths Suthep let go by. God bless the poor child and her family.
Discussion 9 : 25/02/2014 at 08:43 PM
it really is time to pack up the protests, to put the guns away and for people to start behaving like adults, get round the negotiating table and sort out this unholy mess of a country

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