Three Chinese students injured in French vehicle attack

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  • EJ Ward
  • November 10,2017

French Police have reported that a vehicle has deliberately driven into group of students near the south-western French city of Toulouse, injuring three.


Two of the injured are said to be in a serious condition. All three are thought to be of Chinese origin.


The incident occurred outside a college in the suburb of Blagnac.


Police Sources have said that the incident was deliberate but the driver, reported to be aged 28, was not on a security watch list. He has been arrested.


Police say the man is known for previous minor offences, notably drugs-related.  Unconfirmed reports have claimed the driver suffered from major psychological problems.

The crash took place in front of Saint-Exupery high school in the suburb of Blagnac.

The Mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc took to Twitter and said: "Very shocked by the aggression against the students in Blagnac. We offer them and their families all of our support"


The injured students, said to be aged 22 and 23, have been taken to hospital in Toulouse.


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