Three children stabbed to death in China primary school

A man has stabbed three children to death and injured several others at a primary school in China.

The suspect entered the school in Shiyan city of Hubei province on Monday, the first day of term after the summer break, and stabbed a teacher and eight students.

The man, believed to be a parent of a student, reportedly attacked the children because the school refused to allow his daughter to start the new term as she had not completed her homework.

He killed himself by jumping out the school building to evade arrest, state media said.