WHAT IS WRONG IN CHINA? At Least 7 Dead, 59 Injured In China Kindergarten Blast: Report WHAT IS WRONG IN CHINA? At Least 7 Dead, 59 Injured In China Kindergarten Blast: Report
An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, authorities said, as state... WHAT IS WRONG IN CHINA? At Least 7 Dead, 59 Injured In China Kindergarten Blast: Report

An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, authorities said, as state media published images showing bloodied and unconscious victims.

The blast occurred near the nursery, according to the Fengxian county government in Jiangsu province.

Images circulating online showed that the force of the blast tore people’s clothes off and one woman was seen clutching her child, who is in tears

Xinhua news agency, citing the emergency office of Xuzhou city, said the explosion happened at the gate just as children were leaving the school in the afternoon.

An official at the police station in Fengxian county told AFP that the cause of the blast was under investigation.

However the Global Times and China Youth Daily newspapers cited witnesses as saying that a gas cylinder at a food stall had exploded.

At least seven people were killed and 66 injured, including nine seriously, according to Xuzhou city government. Two died at the site of the explosion and five while being treated.

Pictures of the scene showed more than a dozen people outside a building, many lying on the concrete and some appearing to be unconscious, including a small child.

Another video posted by the People’s Daily shows emergency workers arriving at the scene with gurneys. Another shows people lying in a hospital.

Online media reports cite a business owner near the kindergarten as saying that around 5:00 pm (0900 GMT) he heard a “bang”, and found that there had been an explosion at the kindergarten entrance only 100 metres away.

Knife attacks

It is the latest tragedy to strike a kindergarten in China in recent weeks.

A school bus packed with kindergarten pupils erupted in flames inside a tunnel in eastern Shandong province on May 9, killing 11 children, a teacher and the driver.

Officials later said the fire was intentionally set by the driver, who was angry at losing overtime wages.

There have also been knife attacks at schools in recent years.

In January a man armed with a kitchen knife stabbed and wounded 11 children at a kindergarten in southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

In February last year, a knife-wielding assailant wounded 10 children in a schoolyard in Haikou, in the southern island province of Hainan, before committing suicide.

In 2014 state media reported that a man stabbed three children and a teacher to death and wounded several others in a rampage at a primary school that refused to enrol his daughter.

That followed a March 2013 incident in which a man killed two relatives and then slashed 11 people, including six children, outside a school in China’s commercial hub Shanghai.

Obinna Onyia

  • Khalif bivins

    2017-06-15 #1 Author

    I’m really feel very sorry for the children

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  • Crystal Adams

    2017-06-15 #2 Author

    Wow very sad praying for all involved. This is breaking my heart 😢😢😢

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  • Humeyra

    2017-06-15 #3 Author

    This is so sad😔

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  • Chloe

    2017-06-15 #4 Author

    This isn’t terrible !!!!!! Only kindergarten kids . Young innocent kids !!!! My prayers go out to the families and the kids this world needs to slow down !!!!!!!!!!! I pray this world gets better each day !!!!!!!!

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  • Derrick Hatchett

    2017-06-15 #5 Author

    Rest In Peace. This is really heartbreaking.

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  • Ashley James

    2017-06-15 #6 Author

    That’s so sad nd disgusting those poor children DID NOT DESERVE THAT!

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  • Ophelia ATKINS

    2017-06-15 #7 Author

    This is beyond crazy . These are children , baby’s . Praying for China

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  • Mercedes

    2017-06-15 #8 Author

    This is so sad, innocent children and people so helpless! Definitely in my prayers.

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  • Whitney Holland

    2017-06-15 #9 Author

    I think this is horrible how could you do things to innocent people.

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  • Madison henson

    2017-06-15 #10 Author

    Praying for those sweet babies

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  • Qwuanda

    2017-06-15 #11 Author

    Omg those are kids! Lord I am coming to you, please cover them!

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  • Darian Landeros

    2017-06-15 #12 Author

    Sending prayers 😭😔

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  • Yok Siriyapan

    2017-06-16 #13 Author

    This is heartbreaking😿😿 pray for kids right there

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  • Yok Siriyapan

    2017-06-16 #14 Author

    This is heartbreaking.. pray for kids right there

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  • Yok Siripapan

    2017-06-16 #15 Author

    This is heartbreaking pray for kids right there

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