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Man stabs 28 children in China school attack

Last updated: 29 April, 2010
Michael Wines, Beijing, Apr 29, (The New York Times):

Second mass stabbing of students in two days, third in a month

An unemployed man entered a kindergarten in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province on Thursday morning and stabbed 28 kindergarten students and three adults, critically wounding at least five children, local authorities and state news agencies reported.

A mother of a child who was attacked at the kindergarten on Thursday cries by the door of an ICU ward. AP

It was the second mass stabbing of young students in two days, and the third in less than a month. Many of the wounded children were just 4 years old and shared the same classroom, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. The adult victims included two teachers and a security guard.

Police identified the assailant as Xu Yuyuan, a 47-year-old former insurance agent. According to Xinhua, he began attacking children with a knife about eight inches long around 9 am at the Zhongxin Kindergarten.  Thursday’s attack occurred a day after a 33-year-old man in the southern province of Guangdong stabbed 15 fourth-and fifth-graders at a primary school.

On March 23, Zheng Minsheng, 42, stabbed eight primary school students to death in Fujian Province. Those murders created a nationwide sensation, stirring calls for a school safety crackdown. Zheng was executed on Wednesday.


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