An ax-wielding man burst into a day care center in China and attacked the children inside, killing three and wounding another 13 before police subdued him.
The incident took place Friday in China’s southern province of Guangxi.
Little else is known about the incident, which was first reported in China’s official state news agency, Xinhua. The children, aged between 6 and 12, were reportedly sitting down for lunch at a day care center in a local Pingan county residential compound when the man entered and began swinging at them with an ax.
Wounded children — some severely injured — were rushed to local area hospitals. Police who arrived at the scene were able to disarm the man and arrest him.
Police were still investigating the motivation behind the attack.