The Asian Age

Knife at­tack at China school, 3 die

- — PTI

Beijing: Three peo­ple were killed and six oth­ers in­jured when a knife- wield­ing man

on Mon­day at­tacked chil­dren and teach­ers in a pri

mary school in east­ern China be­fore com­mit­ting sui­cide, the sec­ond such

at­tack in two days. The at­tacker sur­named

Chen broke into the Dong­fang pri­mary school in Yunxi County in Hubei prov­ince and vir­tu­ally slaugh­tered the pupils and teach­ers this morn­ing, state

run Xin­hua news agency re­ported. The slash­ing spree re­sulted in at least nine peo­ple get­ting in­jured, in­clud

ing eight pupils and a teacher. Three of the in­jured later suc­cumbed. Chen who jumped off the build­ing also

died on the spot.

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