New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a shocking news emerging from China, around 40 students and staff members of a primary school in China’s Guangxi province were stabbed by a security guard on Thursday morning, news agency PTI quoted a state-run China daily as saying.  

The alleged attacker, identified as 50-year-old security guard Li Xiaomin, rushed in with a sharp weapon and stabbed the students and staff of the school. However, the reason behind the attack is still unknown. The suspect has been apprehended by the police after the incident.

According to media reports, the attack took place at the Wangfu country centre primary school in the town of Wangfu in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at around 8:30 am today morning, when the students had reached the school.

The local state media also reported that at least eight ambulances reached the spot to rush the victims to the nearby hospital soon after the news broke out. The reports also said that among the victims, at least two persons were severely injured in the knife attack, however, other victims had not sustained a life-threatening injury.

A press release on the incident released by the Wangfu Town government said "around 40 people" were hurt, including three severely injured – the school's principal, another security guard and a student.

Showed doctors and nurses treating at least 10 students with bandages on the heads and bodies. The video also showed the doctors helping injured kids leave the school premises. At least one student had to be carried out by adults and some students were treated with a drip. There was a long queue of anxious parents waiting in front of the Wangfu government clinic., a PTI report said.

The report by PTI also quoted one parent on anonymity, who said that many of the injured students were from the preschool class, aged around six. “Around 8.30am, I heard loud screams and cries from the school as I live nearby. I rushed to school and saw some pupils run out,” the parent said.

“A bystander told me a man with a knife is attacking the school. I rushed in to get my boy out. Fortunately, my son was just a bit shaken but not hurt,” he added.

Knife attacks by disgruntled people have been taking place in different parts of China in the past few years. The attackers targeted mainly kindergarten and primary schools besides public transport to vent their anger. In September last year, eight students of a primary school in central China were killed and two others injured in a brutal knife attack carried out by a man, released recently from jail.


(With PTI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan