Thursday, April 29, 2010

Third school stab attack in China

A jobless knife-wielding man attacked and injured 29 young children and three adults at a kindergarten in eastern China yesterday, in the third school stabbing frenzy in a month.

Five of the children were in a critical condition after the attack in the city of Taixing, according to Xinhua news agency. The alleged assailant, a 47-year-old man, was detained, the report said.

The man burst into a classroom with a 20-centimetre knife and started attacking the children, most of whom were four years old, Xinhua said. Two teachers and a security guard who tried to stop him were also hurt. Various websites said there had been reports of up to four deaths, but an official said it had so far received no such information.

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