Breaking! Two Died, 13 Children Were Injured in Stabbing Attack in Tokyo, Japan

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Young children were waiting for school bus when they were attacked by a man armed with a knife. Two people died and many injured in the attack.

Keep on reading to know the details.

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Source: AP

What has happened 

Two people have died and 16 others, including more than a dozen schoolgirls, have been injured after a man armed with at least one knife went on a stabbing rampage at a crowded bus stop near Tokyo on Tuesday morning.

The 13 injured children, believed to be girls aged from six to 12, are reportedly pupils at Caritas primary school and were waiting for a bus when the suspect launched his attack.

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Source: AP

 

According to Japanese media, a 12-year-old girl and a man, 39 had died in hospital from their injuries. The attacker, a 57-year-old man, also died after reportedly stabbing himself following the attack near a park in the city of Kawasaki, south of the capital.

Two girls and a woman in her 40s are being treated for serious injuries, Kyodo news agency said.

Source: AP

 

A local man told Agence France-Presse that he went outside after hearing screams. “It’s hard to describe what it was like, how it sounded. It wasn’t girls having fun, it was a sound that was absolutely not normal,” he said.

“I saw a man lying on the street. I also saw a girl hunched over on the ground. There were also five or six girls, maybe they were the ones who screamed … There was blood all over them.”

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the attack was “heartbreaking.”

“We must keep our children safe at all costs,” Abe told reporters. “I’ve instructed the related ministers to take immediate action to ensure the children’s safety in going to and leaving school.”

Japan is considered one of the world’s safest developed countries. It boasts one of the world’s lowest homicide rates, according to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime.


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Breaking! Two Died, 13 Children Were Injured in Stabbing Attack in Tokyo, Japan
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Young children were waiting for school bus when they were attacked by a man armed with a knife. Two people died and many injured in the attack. Keep on reading to know the details.
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