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Three dead, 15 injured after China knife attack

AFP  |  Beijing 

Three are dead in after a man fleeing the scene of a stabbing drove into a crowd and attacked onlookers, police said Sunday.

The 42-year-old man surnamed Wang got into a dispute with a companion after an afternoon of drinking and karaoke in the eastern province of

Angry over the confrontation, Wang purchased a fruit knife, stabbed his friend's mother and fled the scene, according to a statement on the social media account of Ningbo city's public security bureau.

The drunken Wang proceeded to steal a car at knife point and hit a cyclist, at which point the into flames and Wang abandoned it, police said.

Wang fled on foot, stabbed two pedestrians, stole a driving instructor's car, and drove it into a crowd of nine people, at which point he jumped out and stabbed another five.

The incident is under investigation, the police said.

The latest follows an attack in September where a man ploughed a truck into a crowd in the southern province of and then went on a rampage attacking onlookers with knives and a shove.

Eleven died and 44 were injured.

The previous month a 54-year-old man killed his girlfriend and her family then drove a car into a crowd, killing six and injuring 12.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 15:10 IST