South Korean arsonist kills neighbours fleeing hearth – police

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The person set his personal condominium on hearth earlier than stabbing his neighbours

A person in South Korea has set his flat on hearth after which stabbed constructing residents as they tried to flee, killing 5 folks, police mentioned.

13 others had been injured within the incident that befell in Jinju within the south of the nation.

The unidentified 42-year-old suspect was detained and admitted the crime, police mentioned

His motivation was not clear, nonetheless police mentioned it was due to overdue wages, based on Yonhap information company.

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The scene of the crime was an condominium constructing in Jinju

The suspect set hearth to his personal flat, positioned on the fourth ground of a residential constructing at round 04:25 on Wednesday (19:25 GMT Tuesday), the police chief of Jinju informed reporters at a press convention.

He then went all the way down to the second ground the place he attacked residents popping out of the hall with a knife.

The victims embrace a 12-year-old lady, a person in his 70s, two girls of their 60s and one girl in her 30s, reported Yonhap.

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Police had been later referred to as to the scene

He was detained on the scene after one other resident alerted the police. Hearth-fighters extinguished the flames in his condominium some 20 minutes later, say Yonhap.

The suspect had been dwelling alone within the condominium since December 2015, police mentioned.

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