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Man with axe kills four in attack near China kindergarten

A farmer with mental health problems attacked and killed a child and three adults with an axe on their way to a kindergarten in central China on Wednesday, the local government and media reports said.

world Updated: Sep 15, 2011 15:09 IST

A farmer with mental health problems attacked and killed a child and three adults with an axe on their way to a kindergarten in central China on Wednesday, the local government and media reports said.



The attacker -- a 30-year-old identified as Wang Hongbin -- carried out the deadly assault in Henan province's Gongyi city early Wednesday morning, the city government said in a statement.



He also seriously injured another child and adult in the axe attack, and has since been detained, it added.



"According to locals, the suspect Wang Hongbin has a history of mental health illness," the statement said.



A report on local news website

www.dahe.cn

said the adult victims were all parents taking their children to a kindergarten.