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2 Chinese killed in Seoul arson, stabbing spree
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2008-10-21 07:21

At least two Chinese citizens were killed and another three injured on Monday after a South Korean man set fire to a small inn in Seoul and stabbed guests inside, local police told Xinhua.

 
Policemen are seen outside the small hotel in Seoul, South Korea, October 20, 2008. At least two Chinese citizens were killed and another three injured on Monday after a South Korean man set fire to a small inn in Seoul and stabbed guests inside. [Xinhua]

A total of six women died in the incident while seven others were hospitalized, said Seo Young-suk, an official of Seoul's Gangnam police station.

Among the dead, two women have been identified as Chinese citizens, said Seo, adding that two other Chinese female citizens are in critical conditions and one female Chinese citizen is in stable condition.

Fire fighters extinguish fire outside the small hotel in Seoul, South Korea, October 20, 2008. At least two Chinese citizens were killed and another three injured on Monday after a South Korean man set fire to a small inn in Seoul and stabbed guests inside. [Xinhua] 

The incident took place at 8:15 a.m. local time (2315 GMT Sunday). The suspect, identified only by his last name Chung, was arrested by the police after the incident, Seo said.

A fire engine is seen outside the small hotel in Seoul, South Korea, October 20, 2008. At least two Chinese citizens were killed and another three injured on Monday after a South Korean man set fire to a small inn in Seoul and stabbed guests inside. [Xinhua]

The Chinese embassy has yet to confirm the identities of the victims, said officials in the Chinese Embassy to Seoul.

Source:Xinhuanet 
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