18 children in kindergarten attack
Updated: 2007-07-21 14:15
GUANGZHOU- Eighteen children and a woman teacher have been wounded in a
kindergarten in South China's Guangdong Province after a mentally ill man
attacked them with wrench, local police said Saturday.
A child receives treatment at a
hospital in Jun'an town, Foshan city, South China's Guangdong Province,
July 20, 2007.[The Beijing News]
man surnamed Ouyang entered the kindergarten in Jun'an town, Foshan city at
about 4:30 p.m. Friday and attacked the victims' heads within a few minutes. He
then fled on a motorbike after the teacher named Ouyang Liuxing fought back.
"I was frightened by the scene and went to stop him. He hit me in the
head with the wrench, but I kicked him in the private parts," said the teacher.
Ouyang Liuxing said she ordered all the children to squat, which
prevented more children from being hurt.
The oldest among the injured
children was only seven years old, according to the teacher.
said they nabbed the man in his 40s soon at his home, and sent him to hospital
because he tried to kill himself by stabbing the belly.
Doctors with a
local hospital said Ouyang Liuxing and 16 children suffered contusion in the
head and were under clinic observation. The other two children have been sent to
a downtown hospital, but their injuries were not
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