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Eight children killed in knife attack at Chinese primary school

  • Two other pupils wounded in attack in Hubei province
  • Man, 40, is detained after incident on first day of new school year

    A 40-year-old man was detained after eight children were stabbed to death in a knife attack at a primary school in central China on Monday, local authorities said.

    Two other children were being treated for injuries following the incident at Chaotangpo Primary School in the town of Baiyangping, in Hubei province, on the first day of the new academic year.

    The suspect, who police said was a local man surnamed Yu, was found by officers at the scene.

    A spokeswoman for Enshi Central Hospital said wounded pupils were being treated there, while the local government said it was offering counselling.


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