China hospital attack: seven people stabbed to death


A man with a history of mental illness stabbed and killed seven people, six of them nurses, at a sanitorium dormitory in northern China on Thursday in the latest of a string of attacks on medical workers, state media reported.

An administrator was among those killed and another nurse was seriously injured in the attack in the early hours of the morning, the official Xinhua news agency said.

A spate of attacks on doctors and nurses in the past two years has prompted the health ministry to provide better security at hospitals.