Seven people killed in China hospital stabbing


A man armed with a knife has killed seven people at a hospital in north-eastern China, state media report.

The attack took place on Thursday in the popular resort town of Beidaihe, state broadcaster CCTV news said.

The 27-year-old suspect was believed to have been suffering from a mental illness and had been arrested, it added, giving no motive for the attack.

The incident comes as the latest in a series of fatal stabbing attacks across China.

Local media identified a hospital administrator as being among those killed in the latest incident. They also said a nurse was injured.

In September, four children were killed by a man while on their way to school in China's southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Another knife attack that same month saw three children killed and six people injured in a knife attack at a school in the central Hubei province.

In recent years, China has also seen a rise in the number of attacks on doctors and nurses by people who blame them for the deaths of relatives.

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