Shanghai's vice mayor visits those affected by knife attack

Weng Tiehui, vice mayor of Shanghai, has visited the injured and the bereaved following a roadside knife attack on Thursday.

Weng Tiehui, vice mayor of Shanghai, has visited the injured and the bereaved following a roadside knife attack on Thursday, on behalf of the Party secretary and the mayor.

Two boys were killed, and a female adult and another boy were injured, by a man on Pubei Road near Guilin Street W. on Thursday morning.

The female adult is the mother of one of the killed boys, officials said.

Weng visited the injured in hospital and the bereaved families on Thursday and Friday.

Right after the incident took place, Shanghai Party secretary Li Qiang and Mayor Ying Yong asked that no effort be spared in treating the injured and ascertaining what led to the incident as soon as possible, as well as punishing the perpetrator according to the law, Weng said at the hospital.

She also said the government will work to enhance security around schools.

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