China kindergarten explosion: At least 7 dead, 59 wounded — Blast strikes entrance to school in Fengxian, north of Shanghai

The Associated Press
June 15, 2017

Police say an explosion struck the entrance to a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday, with reports saying there have been casualties.

Police officials say they’re investigating and have no word yet on injuries or deaths.

However, state media reports say people have been hurt and photos purportedly from the scene and posted to social media showed children and adults lying on the ground, some bleeding.

Police say the blast struck at 4:50 p.m. Thursday at the Chuangxin Kindergarten in the city of Fengxian in Jiangsu province.

It wasn’t clear whether the blast was an accident or was deliberately set. The newspaper Xiandaikuaibao on its website cited an unidentified witness as saying the explosive appeared to have been a bottle of cooking gas.

Calls to the kindergarten and local hospitals rang unanswered.

Kindergartens in China have been targeted before in apparent revenge attacks carried out by people bearing grudges against their neighbors and society.

China maintains tight control over firearms and most attacks are carried out using knives, axes or homemade explosives.

AP

See also:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/15/china-kindergarten-explosion-casualties-reported-blast/

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RT

 

Seven people have died following an explosion at a kindergarten in Fengxian in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, Chinese state media reports.

Chinese police have yet to confirm the number of casualties, but China Global Television Network are reporting that 7 people have died and a further 59 have been injured in the blast.

At least 7 dead, 59 wounded in kindergarten explosion in Fengxian County, eastern ‘s Jiangsu Province pic.twitter.com/mdK2wHG0OG

Xinhua, the state media organization, is reporting that the blast took place at 4.50pm local time as parents were arriving to collect their children. It is not yet known what caused the blast.

Graphic footage from the scene show dozens of victims lying on the ground outside the school. Young children can also be seen among the injured.

Many of the victims are covered in blood and appear unconscious. One of the videos shows medics apparently trying to resuscitate a young child.

“Around 5pm, we heard an explosion,” one witness told online news site Sohu. “We heard a blast and thought it might have been a gas explosion. Five minutes after the explosion, [a] fire truck and police arrived at the scene.”

An investigation has been launched.

https://www.rt.com/news/392401-china-explosion-kindergarten-jiangsu/

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One Response to “China kindergarten explosion: At least 7 dead, 59 wounded — Blast strikes entrance to school in Fengxian, north of Shanghai”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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