| GEO World|
| Chinese reports say 5 children hurt in new attack|
| Updated at: 1210 PST, Friday, April 30, 2010|
BEIJING: A farmer attacked and injured five kindergarten students with a hammer in eastern China before burning himself to death Friday in the latest in a string of horrific assaults onchildren at Chinese schools, state media reported.
The attacker used a motorcycle to break down a gate of the school in Shandong province's Weifang city, struck a teacher who tried to block him and then used the hammer to attack the children, the official news agency said. The assailant then grabbed two children before pouring gasoline over his body and lighting himself on fire, but teachers at theShangzhuang Primary School were able to pull the children away to safety, agency said. The man died, but none of the children had life-threatening injuries.