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Schoolboys brandish knives in street brawl in western China

Two older students injured in fight in Sichuan province, news website reports

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 September, 2016, 12:39pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 September, 2016, 12:39pm

Two secondary school pupils in western China were involved in a knife fight in the street with two older students, according to a news website report.

The brawl ended with the older pair needing treatment in hospital, Thepaper.cn reported.

The street brawl started on Sunday in Leshan in Sichuan province after the two younger boys had bought knives at a nearby shop.

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It is not clear what started the argument, but the older pair enrolled in tertiary education at the same college were injured in the brawl with one suffering a broken wrist, the report said.

A video circulated on the internet shows the older students kicking the younger two, who were slashing with their long knives.

The older students were later left lying injured on the pavement.

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They were in a stable condition after receiving treatment in a hospital, the report said.

The younger pupils turned themselves in to the police on Monday.

The two pairs involved did not know each other before the fight, according to the article.