Two victims of a stabbing rampage at a kindergarten in southern China died, according to state media. The victims were among 16 children and two teachers wounded in the attack by a knife-wielding man in Beilu, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on Tuesday. The reports did not specify if the fatalities were children but state broadcaster CCTV reported on Wednesday that children had “relatively serious” wounds. Police had detained a suspect and were investigating the cause of the attack. The Jimu News website identified the attacker as a 25-year-old man. In a post on its Weibo social media account the website said the kindergarten was in the township of Xinfeng, which has a population of about 50,000 people. When the public realised what was happening, a group of people armed with sticks encircled the attacker to stop him from escaping while they waited for the police to arrive, the report said. Images shared online showed children bleeding from their wounds and being taken to hospital for treatment. Others showed members of the public queuing up to donate blood in response to an appeal sent out by the local authorities. The Ministry of Education has ordered local authorities to investigate the cause of the attack and increase security at the facility.