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Experts sent to treat Kunming terror attack victims

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-03-03 01:08

BEIJING - A total of 27 medical experts have been dispatched to southwest China's Kunming to treat victims of a deadly terror attack on Saturday, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said Sunday.

The experts were recruited from 12 hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and other cities.

More than 10 terrorist suspects stabbed and slashed passengers with long-bladed knives at the square and ticket hall of Kunming Railway Station at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, killing 29 people and injuring more than 130 others.

The experts will be tasked with helping treat the wounded and provide psychological assistance to them, according to the commission.

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