Students Hurt in China Cleaver Attack

A dispute between students at a vocational college on Hainan and local youths ended in a cleaver attack on the students in which one had a hand cut off. From AFP:

At around midnight, students at the Hainan Technology and Vocational Institute in the city of Haikou got into an argument with the youths as the students held a barbecue near their school, the Xinhua state news agency said.

Four students were injured in the initial clash but a group of youths stormed into the school’s dormitory two hours later, attacking nine more, it said.

According to the China News Service, one student had a hand cut off during the clash, while the others were slightly injured.

There was a history of bad blood and altercations involving students at the institute and the local youths, the report added.

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