Axe-Wielding Man Kills Four on Chinese Street

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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An axe-wielding man attacked children and adults on a city street in central China Wednesday, killing four people.

Authorities in Gongyi city in Henan province say a child and three adults were killed in the attack, while another child and adult were seriously wounded. The suspected attacker has been a identified as a local farmer named Wang Hongbin, who has a history of mental illness.

China has been plagued by a wave of bloody attacks on children in recent months. Eight children were wounded last month when a female employee at a daycare center for migrant workers slashed at the children with a knife.