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Chinese woman held for poisoning to death 2 children at nursery: Media

Published on Apr 10, 2014 12:00 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese woman has been detained for killing two children at a preschool nursery and making 30 others ill with poisoned food, state media said.

The woman - a security guard at the premises angered over having to leave her living quarters - "put poison into a bag of snacks and left it in the classroom", Xinhua said late Wednesday, citing police in Qiubei county, in the south-western province of Yunnan.

Two girls aged four and five died, the news agency previously reported following the poisoning on March 19.

Another five pupils were in a critical condition immediately after the poisoning, and a further 25 received hospital treatment.

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