KUNMING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Six were killed in a stampede Friday in a primary school in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, confirmed local authorities.
An explosion outside a school in southern China has killed at least two people and injured several others, state media say.
At least 10 of the 17 people reported injured at the primary school in Guilin, Guangxi province, were school children, police say.
Witnesses told Xinhua news agency they saw a three-wheeled vehicle pull up to the school before the explosion.
The cause of the explosion remains unclear.
“First, the motorcycle caught on fire and then it exploded with a huge sound that could be heard from far, far away,” a witness told Xinhua news agency.
Those injured in the explosion at the Baijie primary school were taken to hospital, the news agency added.
The school has now been closed and the police are investigating the incident.
In recent years, China has seen a number of knife attacks at primary schools.
As a result, many schools and kindergartens have significantly tightened security measures, correspondents say.
Gunmen on Saturday hurled a firecracker and opened fire at a primary school in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, killing its principal and wounding eight children, police said.
Agence France-Presse in Karachi
10:14AM GMT 30 Mar 2013
“The principal of the private school was killed and eight children were wounded when unknown gunmen fired at school gate and threw a cracker inside the school,” senior police official Imran Shaukat told AFP.
The gunmen fled on motorbikes and nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, Mr Shaukat said, adding that police have started an investigation.
The attack took place in the low-income Ittehad Town neighbourhood of Karachi – a port city of 18 million people plagued by murders, kidnappings and politically linked violence.
Pakistan is due to hold elections in May but a surge in violent sectarian attacks against minority Shiite Muslims, including a bombing in Karachi earlier this month which killed 50 people, has raised concerns over security at the polls.