Two children killed, 16 injured in kindergarten stabbing rampage

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
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Two children have been killed and 16 others injured after a man allegedly went on a stabbing rampage in a kindergarten. 

A man armed with a knife is believed to have stormed the preschool in Beiliu City, in China's south, on Wednesday afternoon (local time).

A total of 18 people were injured, including 16 children and two teachers, the BBC reported. Two of the children succumbed to their injuries.

Pictured is a playground of a Chinese kindergarten where two children were killed in a stabbing rampage.
Two children have died and 16 were injured in an attack at a Chinese kindergarten. Source: Weibo

Of the 16 wounded, two are undergoing surgery while the remaining 14 are receiving medical attention, according to the publication.

What motivated the attack is not yet clear.

A man was arrested at the scene and police are investigating the incident, according to the BBC.

Other stabbing incidents in China

The latest attack comes after a school security guard attacked at least 39 people in a knife attack in a kindergarten in Southern China in June last year. 

The Global Times reported 37 victims suffered minor injuries while two were in a serious condition. 

Injuries however were not life-threatening. 

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In January 2017, 11 children were wounded in a knife attack at another kindergarten in southern China.

A man claiming to pick up his son in the southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region allegedly climbed a wall to enter the kindergarten.

He allegedly attacked the children with a kitchen knife, seriously wounding three.

In February 2016, a knife-wielding assailant wounded 10 children in Haikou, in the southern island province of Hainan, before taking their life.

In 2014 state media reported a man stabbed three children and a teacher to death, and wounded several others in a rampage at a primary school that refused to enrol his daughter.

That followed a March 2013 incident in which a man killed two relatives and then slashed 11 people, including six children, outside a school in China's commercial hub Shanghai.

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