BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The National Health and Family Planning Commission said Monday that 20 of the 143 patients injured in the Kunming railway station terrorist attack are still in critical condition.
The commission said 104 emergency operations have been performed and they have dispatched another five doctors to help treat the victims.
The five are skilled experts in dentofacial surgery, hand surgery, chest surgery and urinary tract surgery, putting the total number of specialists dispatched to Kunming at 29.
Several knife-wielding assailants stabbed and slashed passengers with long-bladed knives at the square in front of the Kunming Railway Station and the ticket hall at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, killing 29 people and injuring more than 140 others.
[Photos]Volunteers donate blood for victims of Kunming terrorist attack
[Photos]The injured in Kunming terrorist attack receive medical treatment
Xi vows punishment on terrorists, careful rescue for victims
BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged the law enforcement to investigate and solve the case of Kunming terrorist attack with all-out efforts and punish the terrorists in accordance with the law.
More than 10 terrorist suspects attacked people at the square and ticket hall of Kunming Railway Station at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, killing at least 28 civilians and injuring 113 others. Full story
Kunming airport steps up security checks
KUNMING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- The Changshui International Airport in Kunming of southwest China's Yunnan Province has stepped up security checks on Sunday following the Saturday terrorist attack that left 29 civilians dead and more than 130 injured.
Travellers at the airport will be subject to more frequent and closer scrutiny over their body and luggage, airport officials said, adding that the enhanced checks will prolong the process and thus advising passengers to check in earlier. Full story
Int'l community slams terrorist attack in southwest China, sending condolences
BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The international community has strongly condemned a deadly terrorist attack in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province and sent condolences to the victims' families.
The United Nations Security Council said in a statement on Sunday that the 15-nation UN body condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on Saturday evening in the Kunming train station.Full story