At least five people were reportedly killed Tuesday in Longyan, Fujian province, south of Shanghai, after a hijacker with a knife drove a bus into pedestrians.
The knife-wielding man attacked the driver. Police officer believed to be among the dead. The bus came to a stop in front of Longyan People’s Hospital. Another 21 people were injured in the afternoon attack. Footage posted on social media shows scenes of carnage, as badly-injured or deceased victims lay in the street next to a trail of debris. A number of destroyed motorcycles or scooters were scattered on the floor. The victims have received treatment. The announcement gave no details of the attacker's identity or a motive.
The attacker was detained by police. No information about terrorism supposition yet. Fujian, a province on the southeast coast of mainland China, is a defined cultural region. Fujian Tulou is listed by the UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Site in 2008. Nanshan Temple, South Putuo Temple and Yongquan Temple are tourist attractions in the area. Longyan is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Fujian province. Unlike many Chinese cities, the forest coverage of Longyan reaches an unusually high 77.9%. Longyan has a population of more than 2,500,000 inhabitants.