Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for July
M T W T F S S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Shocking Moment Madman Poises To Chop Child With Meat Cleaver

Shocking Moment Madman Poises To Chop Child With Meat Cleaver

A harmless child is seconds away from death as a crazed meat cleaver-wielding man is poised to bring the blade down upon her head.

This bloody and frenzied attack in a primary school in China left one child in a coma and seven others nursing wounds that left them hospitalised.

Other youngsters, aged between five and seven, are receiving psychiatric counselling after the man attacked the school in Macheng City in central China's Hubei Province.

According to local government officials in Macheng, he rushed into the Wulidun elementary school carrying the meat cleaver at noon and started to attack students. The authorities confirmed that no deaths have been reported yet although one child is in a critical condition.

Police raced to the school and caught the 35-year-old suspect. The motive for the attack remains unclear.

China has seen several violent attacks against children in recent years, including a spate of five incidents in 2010 which killed 17 people - 15 of them children - and wounded more than 80.

Last March, a man killed two relatives and then slashed 11 people, including six children, outside a school in China's commercial hub Shanghai.

A police spokesman said of the latest attack: "It seems he slashed at them rather than chopping hard, which would have killed most of them instantly. The scenes of panic at the school were indescribable. These youngsters had no idea what was going on."

Parents flocked to the local emergency hospital where their loved ones were treated. The attacker faces a multitude of charges and could face the death penalty if found to be of sane mind after a psychological evaluation.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
death  spokesman  children  Cleaver  China  seven  youngsters  child  killed  spate  scenes  slashed  attacked  Police  incidents  attacks  Macheng  Shanghai  chopping  wounded

Latest News

 

Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.

Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.

German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.

Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.

Multi Coloured UFOs In Formation Over Austria
Austrian officials say they are baffled to explain a UFO sighting in which dozens of people reported seeing between 50 and 100 objects flying in formation.

Priests Furious After Porn Films Shot In Local Parish Church
A furious Austrian Catholic priest has complained to police after discovering a local woman had apparently been using his church as a studio to make porn films.

Two metre snake sends woman motorist fleeing
An Austrian motorist got a shock after noticing something hanging down from under her car and realising it was a huge two metre snake that had ended up curled around the engine.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers