Five killed, 21 injured in China bus crash after knife-wielding man attacks driver in Fujian province

Beijing: At least five persons, including a policeman, were killed and 21 others injured Tuesday when a hijacked bus crashed into pedestrians after a knife-wielding man attacked its driver in southeastern China's Fujian province.

The incident occurred in Longyan, Fujian province, State-run Xinhua news agency reported. It said the bus was hijacked.

Five people were killed and 21 others injured after the bus which had been hijacked crashed into pedestrians on the street Tuesday afternoon, Xinhua reported, quoting local authorities.

A suspect, who had a knife, has been detained and an investigation is underway. The attacker was not identified by the police.

Photographs shared online showed people lying injured on the ground, while video footage appeared to show the suspect being detained.

His motive for the attack has yet to be established. China in recent years has witnessed such attacks, which were attributed to disgruntled people.

Random knife attackers in the past have targeted kindergarten schools in several cities.

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Updated Date: Dec 25, 2018 20:34:28 IST