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Axe attack in Chinese city of Gongyi 'kills four‘ [Copy link] 中文

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A man armed with an axe has killed a young girl and three adults in a Chinese city, media reports say.

An adult and a child were also seriously injured in the attack in Gongyi city, Henan province, Xinhua news agency reported.

A 30-year-old local farmer, who is suspected of being mentally ill, has been detained, officials said.

The incident is the latest in a spate of similar attacks across China, several of which have targeted schools.

Last month eight children were hurt when an employee at a child-care centre for migrant workers in Shanghai slashed them with a knife.

In 2010 there were a series of attacks in which lone individuals broke into Chinese schools to attack students.

In one attack in March 2010 in the city of Ninping, community doctor Zheng Minsheng stabbed eight young children to death. He was executed for the crime one month later.

Two months later, seven children and two adults were hacked to death at a kindergarten in Hanzhong city by an attacker who later killed himself.

The attacks led to calls for heightened security at schools and kindergartens, and sparked debate over what had caused them.

One local media report said that the group in Gyongi had been taking their children to nursery school when the attack happened.


The latest: the two who were seriously injured died at the local hospital.

All these attacks keep reminding me of a popular saying in China: Every murdered is afflicted with a certain kind of mental illness.
We are all prisoners of our own device.

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