Six people have been killed and one injured in a stabbing at a kindergarten in Guangdong province, China. A 25-year-old with the surname Wu has been arrested in connection with the incident in Lianjiang town, the police said.
The victims are three children, a teacher and two parents, AFP reported. The attack took place at 7.40 in the morning. The police have termed it an intentional attack. The area surrounding the school has been sealed.
While violent crime has been relatively rare in China, attacks on school children have increased in recent years. Over a decade ago, China’s then-premier Wen Jiabao went on TV and promised better security at schools and efforts to tackle underlying problems.
Owing to strict gun control laws, attackers tend to carry knives or homemade explosives.
Monday’s attack gained more than 220 million views on the Chinese social media website.
In August 2022, three were killed after an attack in a nursery school in the province of Jiangxi.