Death toll in NW China knife attack rises to 9

Updated 2018-04-28 08:40:10

Updated at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28

The death toll rose to nine in a knife attack near a middle school in Northwest China's Shaanxi province on Friday, local police said on Saturday.

The incident occurred at around 6:10 pm Friday near the No 3 Middle School in Mizhi County. Of the dead victims, seven were female and two male, according to the local government.

A male suspect has been detained. The injured are receiving treatment in hospital.

Further investigation is ongoing.

Previous report

Seven middle school students died and another 12 were injured after being attacked after school at about 6:10 pm on Friday in Mizhi, Shaanxi province, the local government said.

Among the dead were five girls and two boys, and the 12 wounded - nine girls and three boys - are receiving emergency treatment at the hospital, according to a government statement. All the students are from No 3 Middle School of Mizhi County.

The suspect, surnamed Zhao, was arrested. Born Jan 20 1990, Zhao is a local resident and once studied at No 3 Middle School of Mizhi County. He told the police that he was bullied by schoolmates while studying at the school and wanted revenge, according to the county's public security bureau.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58October 17 2018 12:49:59

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16October 17 2018 12:49:59

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18October 17 2018 12:49:59

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords