Man stabs and kills 8 students in eastern China

13:39, March 23, 2010      

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A former doctor armed with a knife killed eight children and injured five others Tuesday at an elementary school in Nanping, Fujian Province, a local official said.

The assailant was arrested after the 7:20 am attack, Xinhua News Agency said. He is a former community clinic doctor with a history of mental health problems.

Eight children from Nanping City Experimental Elementary School were killed, and five were being treated at a hospital, said the local official. Six died at the scene.

The attacker, who is 41 or 42, had resigned from his post at the community clinic.

By People's Daily Online

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