Knifeman kills 7 students in China

Dhaka, Wednesday   26 June 2019

Knifeman kills 7 students in China

 International Desk Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 09:47 PM, 27 April 2018  

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

At least seven students have been stabbed to death and 12 injured in a knife attack outside a school in northern China, officials say.

The knife-wielding man attacked the students near Mizhi County Number Three secondary school in Shaanxi province as they were heading home for the day.

A suspect is in police custody.

Chinese police have given his surname as Zhao and say he is a 28-year-old former student of the school.

Their preliminary assessment is that he was motivated to take revenge because he was bullied in his third year (where students are typically aged 13-14), the BBC`s Stephen McDonell reports.

Police say the dead are five girls and two boys.

Photos on social media show several young students lying on the ground, surrounded by shocked onlookers.

The attack happened at the school at around 18:10 local time (10:10 GMT), a local government statement says.

The injured children are receiving treatment in hospital.

Their exact ages have not been given but reports suggest they may be middle school children, which would make them aged 12 to 15.

Daily Bangladesh/Sohug