Two dead, 21 injured following a stabbing incident at a hospital in SW China

2024-05-07 21:13:25Global Times Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

Two people were killed and another 21 were injured following a stabbing incident at People's Hospital in Zhenxiong county, Zhaotong, Southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. The alleged murderer is a male local villager and the investigation is underway, said local government.

The incident occurred at a local hospital at around 11 am and the alleged murderer was identified by local government as a villager in Poji county in Zhenxiong, Zhenxiong's public security bureau said in a statement.

The alleged attacker, surnamed Li, is arrested, according to a Beijing News report. Local officials said that Li used a knife as the lethal weapon and after injuring people and fled to a construction site surrounded by repair factories and abandoned houses with complex terrain and no surveillance.

The injured are receiving medical treatment, and an investigation is under way, the bureau confirmed.

A witness at the hospital told Red Star News that there were doctors injured in the act, and that he was still in a trance after witnessing the attack.

A doctor at the hospital confirmed to Southern Metropolis Daily that there were children injured during the accident.

A video shot by the witness shows multiple people bleeding on the hospital floor, with an elderly person trying to assist another bleeding old person.


It was reported that Xingfuli community recreation town in Zhenxiong, which is less than two kilometers from the scene of crime, issued an emergency notice to residents to remain vigilant for sightings of a person wanted by police, with police having taken control of the community's fire escape. Residents were reminded "not to stay outdoors, to lock the door to their home, and not open the door to strangers."


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