Deadly knife attack in central China leaves eight dead

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24th May 2024 – (Wuhan) Eight individuals lost their lives in a knife attack carried out by a 53-year-old man identified only by his surname, Lu  in Hubei Province, central China. The attack occurred on Thursday morning in Xiaowu Township, Xiaogan City, according to official reports released on Friday.

Authorities reported that Lu, who is believed to suffer from mental health issues, launched the attack that also left one other person injured. The injuries sustained by the survivor are not considered life-threatening.

Following the incident, local police promptly detained the suspect, and an investigation into the motives and circumstances surrounding the attack is currently ongoing. This violent event has shocked the local community and has raised concerns regarding public safety and mental health support systems in the region.