One dead, two injured in campus knife attack in SW China   2010-03-31 13:54:11 FeedbackPrintRSS

CHENGDU, March 31 (Xinhua) -- A man killed a young woman and injured two other people in a knife attack at a university campus in southwest China's Sichuan Province, officials said Wednesday.

The man attacked a young couple on the Sichuan University campus in Chengdu at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing the girl and severely injuring the boy, according to the information office of the university.

He tried to attack another couple, but he was subdued by a young man who was slightly injured.

Police have named the suspect as Cao Shijie, a male sophomore at Sichuan University's public management school. The identities of the victims have not been released.

Police are still investigating the attack and have yet to give a possible motive.

The injured were being treated at the Huaxi Hospital and were stable, doctors said.

Most of the freshmen and sophomores at the university study at the campus in Wenxing Township, Chengdu City. The university has ordered teachers to strengthen security and to calm the students.


Chinese education minister stresses school safety after knife attack

BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Minister of Education Yuan Guiren on Monday called for concerted efforts to ensure safety in primary and high schools, after Tuesday's school knife attack that left eight children dead and shocked the country.

"There is no education if we cannot protect the lives of students," Yuan said at an event in Beijing to mark a national day of safety awareness among schoolchildren.  Full story

Editor: Xiong Tong
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