Man Stabs School Children in Japan

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A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in a Japanese city near Tokyo.

According to Report, At least 18 people were injured on a residential street in Kawasaki. Two of them, a 11 year old girl and a 39 year old man, are dead.

The suspect, a man in his 50s, stabbed himself in the neck after his rampage and later died in hospital.

Report says, violent crime is rare in Japan and the motive for the attack is unknown.

The suspect was holding knives in both hands as he attacked the victims sixteen of whom were schoolgirls.

Local media outlets say the 39 year old victim is believed to be the parent of one of the children.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned the attack, saying he felt “strong anger” against it.

Mr Abe said “It is a very harrowing case. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the victim and hope the injured recover quickly”

The incident took place just before 08:00 local time on Tuesday (23:00 GMT Monday) near a local park and a train station.

A number of students were waiting to board their bus to the nearby Caritas elementary school, a private Catholic school.

The driver of the Caritas school bus told newsmen that he saw a man approach the queue of students.

He was apprehended by police and later died in hospital from injuries.

Emergency services arrived at the scene and set up medical tents to treat the wounded.

Locals have now begun placing flowers outside the site of the attack in a tribute to the victims.




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