At least two dead, 21 injured in China hospital stabbing

At least two dead, 21 injured in China hospital stabbing
At least two dead, 21 injured in China hospital stabbing

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - BEIJING — A knife attack at a hospital in south-west China has left at least two people dead and 21 others injured.

The stabbing happened at 11:37 local time (03:37 GMT) at Zhenxiong People's Hospital in Yunnan province, the police said.

Images published by China's The Paper showed a man in black, wielding knives in both hands, inside the hospital.

Police said the suspect is from Poji town in Zhenxiong. It was unclear if he has was arrested.

State media reports earlier said 23 people were injured, but officials have revised the toll downwards.

"At present, the injured are receiving treatment in the hospital. Investigations are ongoing," police said in a statement.

Footage on The Paper also showed police vehicles and at least a dozen police officers outside the hospital. The entrance to the hospital's carpark appeared to have been cordoned off.

"The situation is still quite chaotic, they're still determining the numbers. The police are working on it," a local resident told The Paper.

Authorities have told residents and merchants in the neighbourhood to "lock their doors" and "avoid contact with unknown persons", according to Chinese news outlet Hongxing News.

Firearms are banned in China but the country has seen a spate of knife attacks in recent years.

In August last year, two people were killed and seven others injured after a man with a history of mental illness attacked people with a knife in a residential district in also Yunnan.

In July that year, six people, including three children, were killed in a stabbing at a kindergarten in the south-eastern province of Guangdong. — BBC

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