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Random Knife Attack in Dongguan Leaves One Girl Dead, Another Injured

Posted: 06/5/2014 11:12 am

dongguan street crossing stabbing[This story contains violent content that may offend some readers]

One person is dead and another is injured after two teenaged girls were stabbed when crossing the road to return to their shift at a Dongguan shoe factory, reported Southern Metropolis Daily.

On the evening of June 3 at around 6:50pm, two female workers were returning to work after shopping at a mall. They were crossing Dongmen Middle Road at the intersection of Shuanglong Road, in Xiaobian Neighborhood, Chang’an County when they were attacked at the median.

One victim died at the scene, while the other was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Nearby witnesses say someone shouted, “There’s a stabbing”, at which time many workers that were also crossing the street dispersed.

An eyewitness said victims were stabbed by a man wearing black clothes using a knife with a blade 40cm long.

The injured victim says she does not recognize the suspect, and Chang’an police have described the case as a “random stabbing”.

The suspect is still currently at large.

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In other knife attacks around Guangdong province, two people are dead and one is injured following a dispute over the ordering of food at a small eatery in Shaoguan. The incident occurred on May 4 at 3pm at a restaurant on Daxue Road, Zhenjiang District.

Dead are the female proprietor and a peddler from a nearby store. A suspect named Zhong, 26 years-old, is in police custody.shaoguan stabbing zhenjiangshaoguan stabbing zhenjiangshaoguan stabbing zhenjiang

Photos: Sohu via Weibo, 21cn, Southern Metropolis Report via Weibo


Dongguan KTV girl in vegetative state after chugging liquor on a bet

Posted: 11/14/2013 7:00 am

A girl who works at a KTV bar in Dongguan’s Chang’an Town is in a vegetative state after necking a 700 ml bottle of foreign alcohol to win a 5,000 RMB bet with a customer, a court was told Tuesday (Nov. 12). The family is seeking a combined total of 450,000 RMB in compensation from both the customer who challenged her and the KTV at which the incident took place in March, Southern Metropolis Daily reports.

Xiao Mo, 26, started vomiting violently shortly after she had finished downing the liquor but she wasn’t taken to hospital until four hours later. She then descended into a vegetative state, and her family have appealed to the Social Security Administration to get help covering the medical fees. The Dongguan No. 2 People’s Court is yet to set a date for the trial.

Tang Shengli from Guangdong-based law firm Baowei told the paper that both Xiao Mo and the customer Mr. Liu were responsible for the accident. She should have been aware of the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption and known how much drink she was capable of taking, according to Tang.

Tang cast doubt on whether the KTV should be made to take responsibility because the victim was an adult and drinking with customers wasn’t part of her job description so it probably can’t be considered a workplace injury.

Is it time for China to learn that ganbei-ing is only suitable for baijiu? Are such tragedies the result of a culture of macho drinking? Is it a waste to simply neck foreign alcohol (which is expensive by definition)?

What do you think?

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