Chinese man attacks kindergarten class, kills himself, security on campus beefed up   2010-04-30 12:21:22 FeedbackPrintRSS

WEIFANG, Shandong, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Five kindergarten class children and a teacher were injured Friday when a man attacked them with a hammer before killing himself at an east China school.

Wang Yonglai, 45, wielded a home-made hammer at five children and a teacher at 7:40 a.m. at Shangzhuang Primary School in Weifang City, Shandong Province, said a spokesman for the city government.

He then set himself on fire and died, said the spokesman.

Four boys - aged four, six and seven - and one 6-year-old girl suffered head injuries in the attack. They were all rushed to Fangzi District People's Hospital. Two were later transferred to Weifang Municipal People's Hospital, Xue Zaili, head of the emergency department of the district hospital, said.

All the kids were in stable condition, Xue said.

The foot of the teacher was injured while trying to stop Wang.

Wang soaked himself in gasoline and grabbed two injured 4-year-old boys but a female teacher, Guo Feng, snatched the kids away from him right before he set himself on fire, said the school's head teacher, Wang Fatang.

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Editor: Xiong Tong
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