China car hits crowd, early morning incident

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China car hits crowd, early morning incident.

Seven people have died and seven were injured on Thursday after a car drove into a crowd in Central China, local media reported.

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Police shot dead the driver, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The man intentionally drove into the crowd, reports said.

Police described the man in his 40s as a “vengeful repeat offender” who had daggers in his car and intended to “cause serious damage.”

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The incident occured in Zaoyang City in Hubei Province.

The survivors were taken to hospital.

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Several similar incidents have happened in China in recent years, including in September 2018 when a man drove into a crowded square in Southern China, killing 11 people.

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