27 Dead after Knife Fight on Train




A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, leaving at least 27 dead and more than 160 injured in what the country is calling a terrorist strike, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Four policemen were also injured in the mayhem, which broke out around 9 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) at the Kunming Railway Station in the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Yang Haifei, a local resident of Yunnan, told Xinhua that he was attacked and sustained injuries on his chest and back.

Yang said he was buying a ticket when he saw a group rush into the station, most of them dressed in black, and started stabbing people.

 "I saw a person come straight at me with a long knife and I ran away with everyone," he said, adding that people who were slower were severely injured.

"They just fell on the ground," he added.

Yunnan province Vice Governor Gao Feng held an emergency meeting at Yuannan No. 1 People's Hospital, where the injured are being rushed, and said that local hospitals have received 162 people.

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