CHINA / Regional

Man sets fire to China classroom, 3 children dead
Updated: 2006-05-08 20:07

Chinese police are hunting for a 19-year-old man who set fire to a school classroom on Monday, killing at least three kindergarten children, Xinhua news agency said.

Another 13 students and a teacher were injured after the man broke into the classroom in Shiguan village in the central province of Henan and ignited a can of petrol. There were 21 children in the classroom at the time.

Xinhua said the man was a native of the village, but it did not give a motive.