Man with Ax Kills 4 in Central China Attacks

A man has attacked pedestrians, including children and their parents, in Henan, killing four and injuring two. From AP:

Villagers have identified the perpetrator of the attack on the outskirts of the city of Gongyi as a local farmer with a history of mental illness, said a city government spokesman who declined to give his name, as is common among Chinese bureaucrats.

The spokesman said one young girl was among those killed while another was seriously wounded when the alleged assailant, Wang Hongbin, began attacking people on a main street in Gongyi’s Shecun township at about 8:40 a.m. (0040 GMT). The spokesman said Wang was detained but gave no other details.

Gongyi is in heavily populated Henan province in China’s grain belt.

China has experienced a string of rampage attacks at schools, retirement homes and on city streets that have left dozens dead and scores more wounded since the start of 2010.

September 13, 2011 10:02 PM
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