China: Nine people dead, 46 injured after driver rams SUV in crowded public square

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Nine people were killed and upto 46 injured after a driver rammed into crowded public square in China’s Hunan province and later went on a stabbing spree on Wednesday, AFP reported. The incident took place at 7:35 pm (1135 GMT), a statement issued on the official social media account of Hengdong city said.

The driver, in his mid-40s has been taken into custody, reported state-funded news website The Paper and said that the arrested’s description is similar to a person who had previously been jailed on drug charges.

Investigations are underway, but no further details were provided.

Photos from social media and the scene showed a red SUV with a crashed bumper. Videos pertaining to the incident were removed immediately.

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