Seven primary school children in China have been injured by an ‘axe-wielding’ man.
The man was eventually stopped by security guards from a nearby hotel.
Horror: An axe wielding man attacked children and adults at a school in Hangzhong, China
Pictures from the scene show children being taken to hospital by emergency services
According to witnesses, the man is thought to be in his 50s. Witnesses also said that he has a mental illness.
The children were in the primary school’s yard when the man attacked just before noon.
Pictures from the scene show the injured students and adults being taken to hospital by emergency services.
Shocking: The injured children were taken to hospital for treatment
Tragic: The children were in the primary school’s yard when the man attacked
People on China’s social media site Weibo have been left shocked by the incident.
One user commented: ‘It’s heart breaking to see the children getting injured.’
While another wrote: ‘How could he attack the innocent children?’
And one said: ‘Policemen were so efficient this time.’
This isn’t the first time that schools in China have been the victim of attacks.
In February, 10 children were injured after a man stabbed them at a school gate in southern China.