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More than 40 injured in knife attack at primary school in south China

More than 40 students and members of staff were injured Thursday in a stabbing at a primary school in south China, state media reported.

More than 40 students and members of staff were injured Thursday in a stabbing at a primary school in south China, state media reported.

The attack occurred at a school in the city of Wuzhou in the Guangxi autonomous region, the Global Times newspaper said on Twitter.

The suspect is a 50-year-old man who works as a security guard at the school, according to the portal The Paper. He has been apprehended by police.

Those injured included the school principal and another security guard, The Paper said.

Videos posted on social media show children with bandages walking out or being carried out of a health centre, in front of which a crowd has gathered.

Stabbings at schools or kindergartens in China are usually blamed on mentally ill people who bear grudges against society.

China has strict controls on firearms, so most attacks are carried out with knives or home-made explosives.

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