54 injured after man sprays corrosive liquid in kindergarten in China

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019 - 11:05 GMT

Riot police run during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, China October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Riot police run during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, China October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

BEIJING, Nov 12 (MENA) - Fifty-one children and three teachers were injured after a man sprayed a corrosive chemical in a kindergarten in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Tuesday.

The incident happened in the city of Kaiyuan on Monday afternoon, when a suspect climbed into a kindergarten and sprayed caustic soda, Xinhua reported according to the government of Kaiyuan.

Two were seriously injured, but not in a life-threatening condition.

The 23-year-old male suspect, surnamed Kong, was detained about an hour later. Police said he carried out the attack as a revenge on society.

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