Two children dead, nine hurt in stabbings
Mar 31,2009 00:00 by UPI

NANYANG CITY, China -- Police in China say two children died and nine members of their family were injured when a relative allegedly stabbed them with a knife used to kill pigs.

The injured nine were hospitalized in stable condition after the attack on five houses in Nanzhao County, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Tuesday.

The alleged attacker, 36-year-old Du Fusheng, committed suicide by swallowing poison when police arrived, said Cheng Jiangong, chief of the Nanzhao County Public Security Bureau.

Du allegedly attacked his relatives Sunday in revenge for arguments he'd had with members of the family, police said.

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