Three dead in mass stabbing at Japanese bus stop

Three dead in mass stabbing at Japanese bus stop

Three people have died in a mass stabbing at a bus stop in Kawasaki City, Japan just before 8:00 am on Tuesday (local time).

The victims are a primary school aged girl and a man in his 30s, as well as the middle-aged attacker, who is believed to have taken his own life.

More than a dozen people were injured, with two taken to hospital in critical condition. At least eight of the victims were primary school students from a Catholic girls school, and seven were adults.

National broadcaster NHK reported the attacker began slashing at people waiting at the bus stop. More victims were found in a nearby park, as were two knives.

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