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Knife-wielding man hurts 12 in central China
Updated: 2008-09-21 11:33

WUHAN -- A migrant worker stabbed 12 people, two seriously, on Saturday in the downtown area of Shiyan in central China's Hubei Province, local police said.

Police in Shiyan City received several reports from 11:38 a.m. that a man stabbed pedestrians in a busy street near an apparel market.

Police caught the man at about 11:50 and seized a knife, measuring more than 30 cm long.

The injured, ranging in age from 15 to 42, were being treated and all were in stable condition.

Li was also hospitalized after he stabbed himself in the belly.

According to police investigation, the man, named Li Zehong, 46, was a farmer from Yunxian County. He and his wife had been chronically on bad terms. Their son and elder daughter were working in southern Guangdong Province. His wife and the younger daughter lived in Shiyan.

The case is still under investigation.