A knife attack has injured more than 40 students and staff members in kindergarten school in south China.
The media reported that the knife attack occurred at Central Primary School in the city of Wuzhou in the Guangxi autonomous region about 8.30am local time. The attacker was identified as 50-year-old Li Xiaomin who worked at the school as a security guard.
All injured staff and students rushed to the hospital for treatment. Three people, including the school’s principal, a staff member from security, and one student were in critical condition.
Videos posted to social media show children with bandages walking out of the school.
More than 40 school staffs and students sustained injuries in a knife attack at a primary school in Wuzhou, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Thursday morning: local government pic.twitter.com/xu2EQZdze2
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) June 4, 2020
Other students are seen being carried out of a health center with crowds of worried bystanders watching on. It is not yet known what his motive was. But the local government said Police have controlled the suspect. Stabbings at schools in China tend to be blamed on mentally ill individuals who are frustrated with society.
Due to strict gun control laws in China, many of these attacks are carried out with knives or homemade explosive devices.
Let it be known that schools in various Chinese cities started to resume teaching after the government eased restrictions in lockdown due to novel coronavirus cases.
Coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 386,731 lives across the world so far, with over six point five million confirmed cases.
China reported one new coronavirus case and four new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases for June 3. The total number of infections in China stands at 83,022. The death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.