At least 19 dead in knife attack outside Tokyo

TOKYO, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) -- At least 19 people were killed and 26 others injured in a stabbing attack at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan’s deadliest mass killings since World War II.

About 30 minutes later, a man believed to be in his 20s turned himself in at the Sagamihara police station, according to reports. He allegedly told police that he was a former employee of the facility.

Officer Satomi Kurihara of the Sagamihara Fire Department confirmed the death toll at the Tsukui Yamayurien facility in Sagamihara, a quiet residential area approximately 40 kilometers west of the capital.


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