Attack with knife in China at a kindergarten: two died, 16 wounded

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A knife-wielding 24-old man named Zeng, local resident, broke into the private Jianle kindergarten in Xinfengin ,southern China, on Wednesday, and injured at least 18 people, including 16 children, two of them seriously. The two died. They were children. The wounded have been sent to hospital for medical treatment. The attacker allegedly climbed a wall to enter the facility. Both teachers and students appeared to have been targeted but authorities didn’t confirm a motive for the attack. However, some suggested that the suspect was going through a divorce and his wife worked at the school. It was also said he appeared to have mental health problems.Police detained the attacker after members of the public stopped him from escaping.

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Images shared online showed children bleeding from their wounds and being taken to hospital for treatment. Many people donated blood in response to an appeal sent out by the local authorities. An investigation is underway. Knife attacks are not uncommon in China because firearms are under strict control. In February, a knife-wielding assailant wounded 10 children in Haikou, in the southern island province of Hainan, before committing suicide. Such events have forced authorities to increase security around schools.