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37 school children, two teachers injured in knife attack by security guard in China

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A man with a knife attacked and wounded 37 students and two adults at a primary school in southern China on Thursday, international media quoted officials as saying. The attacker was identified as a security guard.

The injured were sent to a hospital where their condition is reported to be stable, authorities in Cangwu County, Guangxi region, were quoted as saying. The incident was reported from the Wangfu Central Primary School at 8:30 am. The attacker is around 50-year-old.

“37 students suffered mild injuries and two adults suffered more severe injuries. All of them were sent to a hospital for treatment, and none of their lives are in danger,” officials said.

China has reported a surge in attack on schools in recent times. In November, a man climbed a kindergarten wall in southwest Yunnan and sprayed people with a corrosive liquid, wounding 51 of them, mostly students. Last September, eight schoolchildren died and two others were wounded in a “school-related criminal case” in the central Hubei province. A knife-wielding man killed two people and wounded two others at a primary school in central Hunan province in April last year.