Man stabs four primary school kids dead in southern China

A knife-wielding man stabbed to death four primary school children in southern China on Friday, state media reported.

The stabbings occurred in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing local authorities.

The students were on their way to school in the town of Pingshan in Lingshan county when the attack took place.

The town of Pingshan in Lingshan county. Photo: Reuters

Three of them died at the scene. The fourth died later in hospital.

Police are searching for the middle-aged assailant.

In early September, state media reported that a man stabbed three children and a teacher to death and wounded several others at a primary school after staff refused to enroll his daughter.

In 2010 alone, there were five similar stabbing incidents.

Seventeen people – including 15 children – were killed and more than 80 wounded. - AFP

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