The death toll in the collision of an SUV into a crowd in China rose to nine

© AP Photo / Ng Han GuanСкорая assistance to China. Archival photoThe death toll in the collision of an SUV into a crowd in China rose to nine© AP Photo / Ng Han Guan

The number of people killed in the collision of an SUV into a crowd on the square in the Chinese city of Hengyang in Hunan province has risen to nine, writes Global Times.

Earlier it was reported about three victims. Also increased the number of victims from 43 to 46 people.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening, when people gathered in the evening in the square, as is customary in Chinese cities, to walk and to dance. Red SUV for an unknown reason drove into a crowd of people. The driver called Yan Tzunun was arrested, his motives are still unknown. It was reported that the man was repeatedly convicted.

Local media reported that the detainee is terminally ill with cancer and «angry at society» that could be the reason for such action. This information is not confirmed officially.

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