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A knife wielding man on tuesday attacked and stabbed to death two pupils and inflicted injuries on 17 others in Kawasaki near Tokyo, Japan, the man was said to have unleash mayhem on pupils waiting for their school bus – a rare act of public violence in a country considered one of the safest in the world.
Report from tabloid JAPAN TODAY, says pupils numbering about 16 of Caritas elementary school, a private Catholic school were stabbed by a man in his 50s and holding knives in both hands at about 7.40am.
An eyewitness account on the incidence says the suspect slowly approached the children and was shouting “I’m gonna kill you”.
One of the pupil who lost her life was identified as an 11-year old sixth-grader.
Also, another casualty was said to be a 39-year-old man Satoshi Oyama who
was a father of a 1st grade student at Caritas Elementary School and a government employee. he died in a hospital from deep stab wounds to the necks.
All 17 children who were stabbed were girls, most of whom were lower elementary students, according to Saito.
Another eye witness identified as Toshichika Ishii, gave his own account of the incidence, he said he was at a park near the site “I heard children scream ‘I’m scared’ and then turned to see a man with knives shouting, ‘I’m gonna kill you.’”
The knife wielding man himself didn’t survive the attack, Police reports that the suspect died in the hospital as a result of a self-inflicted stab wounds to the neck.