Saturday, 23 January 2021

China: Hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians, 5 killed

LONGYAN: At least five people were killed after a hijacked bus crashed into pedestrians in China’s Longyan city. Twenty-one people have also been injured in the incident, Chinese media reported.

The incident happened in the coastal south-eastern Fujian province.

A man has been detained by the police. According to preliminary reports, the attacker was carrying a knife. One of the victims has been identified as a police officer.

Online footage showed a road littered with fragments of damaged vehicles and a group of police officers and by-standers pouncing on the alleged hijacker.

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