Six persons were stabbed to death and the fleeing assailant shot dead by the police in a deadly knife attack in the central Chinese town of Changsha on Friday morning.
State media said that a dispute between two Uyghur vendors led to a slashing spree in a busy market in the central Chinese city of Changsha.
It led to one of the persons involved in the fight randomly stabbing passers-by, spreading panic and chaos in the area.
“A knife fight broke out between businessmen Hebir Turdi and Memet Abla at around 10.15am at Shahuqiao Market in northern Changsha City, the provincial capital,” the official news agency Xinhua said in a report on Friday evening.
Abla was hacked to death by Turdi, who later stabbed 4 passersby as he ran away. Police shot Turdi, killing him, the Xinhua report said.
Two of the passersby died at the scene. Two others died in hospital.
While the 2 involved in the fight are evidently Muslim Uyghurs, authorities did not identify the remaining victims. Hindustan times: