JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Thirteen schoolgirls among those wounded in Japan stabbing: Kyodo

Thirteen schoolgirls among those wounded in Japan stabbing: Kyodo

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 08:56 GMT+7
Thirteen schoolgirls among those wounded in Japan stabbing: Kyodo
Rescue workers operate at the site where sixteen people were injured in a suspected stabbing by a man, in Kawasaki, Japan May 28, 2019. in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO -- Thirteen schoolgirls and three adults were injured in a suspected stabbing by a man just outside the Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday, Kyodo news agency said.

One child and an adult showed no vital signs after the incident in Kawasaki city, south of Tokyo, a local official told Reuters.

Two girls suffered slight injuries, while the condition of the rest was unknown, the official said. The girls, aged around 6 to 7, were students at a private Catholic school waiting for a school bus, Kyodo added.

The suspect was detained on the spot and was badly hurt after stabbing himself in the neck, national broadcaster NHK said.

It added that the man, probably in his 40s to 50s, was said to have begun slashing at people waiting at a bus stop. Two knives, along with some victims, were found in a nearby park, it said.

Violent crime is rare in Japan but occasional high-profile incidents have shocked the nation.

In 2010, more than a dozen people were injured in a stabbing spree on a school bus and a commuter bus in a Tokyo suburb.

Two years earlier, a 28-year-old man drove a truck into a crowded pedestrian crossing in Tokyo, killing three people, and then fatally stabbed four more .



Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news