One dead and 11 wounded in attack at Chinese college

  • Police detain a 20-year-old suspect, surnamed Yang, in the provincial capital of Kunming
  • It is not clear what kind of weapon was used in the attack or what Yang’s motives were
PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 November, 2018, 10:23pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 November, 2018, 12:45am

A vocational college student killed one person and wounded 11 others at a technical school in southwest China on Friday, Chinese media reported.

The attack occurred at the Yunnan Comprehensive Technical School in the provincial capital of Kunming inside the main teaching building at around 11am, the report said.

The attacker wounded two teachers and 10 other students, one of whom died while being treated in hospital. The other wounded were not in immediate danger.

The report did not say what kind of weapon was used in the attack.

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Police detained a 20-year-old student identified only by his surname Yang, the report said.

The attack came a day after five children were killed and 19 were wounded when a car ploughed into a group crossing a road outside a primary school in northeast China.

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And in late October, a 39-year-old woman wounded 14 children at a kindergarten with a knife in southwest China.