China: Chemical spray in a kindergarten injures 51 children

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

13th Nov, 2019. 04:47 am
Chemical spray in China injures 51 children

Over fifty-one children and three teachers got injured when a man attacked them with a corrosive chemical spray at a kindergarten located in Southwest China.

According to Xinhua (a state-run news agency), a suspect having surname Kong entered into a school situated in Kaiyuan city in Yunnan province.

The 23-year-old suspect then sprayed caustic soda in a room in which teachers and children were present. The incident took place on Monday afternoon.

Over 51 children and 3 teachers were taken to hospital. Two of the total hurt were seriously affected. However, the report said that the injuries are not lethal.

The suspect surnamed Kong was then arrested by the police in less than an hour.

According to Xinhua, police stated that the suspect has allegedly done this to take revenge from the society.

Caustic soda is a chemical termed as sodium hydroxide in chemistry. It is used in the making of various products such as soap, dyes, etc.

However, caustic soda spray can cause burning and irritation of eyes and skin, allergic reactions and impermanent hair loss.

Another incident had happened before in a school in China.

A woman who was wielding a kitchen knife slashed children at a kindergarten located in the central city of Chongqing last year in October. At least 14 children had become the victims.

In another incident, a man climbed over the kindergarten wall and attacked the students with a knife in 2017. 11 students were affected.

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