3 killed after driver ploughs through busy town square in central China

People seeking for help as wounded and dead bodies lie in the square after a man drove a vehicle into a crowded pedestrian square

3 killed after driver ploughs through busy town square in central China

Eleven people were killed and 44 injured after a vehicle plowed into a crowded square in southern China and the driver attacked people with a knife and spade seeking "revenge" on society for previous criminal convictions, the government said on Thursday.

The suspect, a 54-year-old man named as Yang Zanyun from the local area is in custody.

He had previously served time in prison for arson, some drug-related offences and assault.

The attack happened at about 7:40 p.m. local time on Wednesday when scores of people were walking and dancing on Binjiang Square in Mishui, a large town near Hengyang city in Hunan province.

Nine people have died and 46 others injured after an SUV plowed into a crowd in Hengdong county in Hunan Province, China.

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The driver, who has a criminal record, has been detained, officials say.

A local government statement described it as a "deliberate, malicious case of driving with intent to injure". There was no mention of terrorism or any other motive.

Videos on social media showed people lying scattered across the square following the incident.

Knife attacks by disgruntled people in public places and schools to highlight their grievances periodically occur in China. Three people are said to be seriously wounded.

Occasionally, the attacks are attributed to militant separatists, though such incidents have become less common in recent years amid a stifling security crackdown. Police blamed the attack on Muslim separatists from the Uighur ethnic minority group.

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