Six people were killed when a car plowed into a group of pedestrians in Fuzhou, the capital of the eastern Fujian province, on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing local police.
A man sped off after hitting several pedestrians in what appeared to be a deliberate act in Qingshi Town, leaving six people, including three children, dead at the scene and 13 others injured, it said.The victims were mostly from a nearby primary school and family members who had come to pick up their children for lunch.
The car plowed into the crowd and dashed away and collided with other vehicles over some two kilometers, before finally being stopped by police. The driver stayed inside the Lexus, threatening to ignite petrol that he had in the vehicle, an eyewitness was quoted as saying.
Police finally subdued the man, whose surname was given as Lin. The person, aged 37 years and hailing from Changle city, is said to have told the police that he had been upset by his divorce a few days earlier.
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