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Gun safety demonstration in China kindergarten injures five

Published on May 30, 2014 3:11 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A policeman's handgun went off accidentally when two officers held a safety demonstration at a kindergarten in China to mark International Children's Day, injuring one child and four parents, authorities said.

A gun discharged accidentally and a bullet hit the ground, sending shards of cement flying into the air, wounding five people, said police authorities in Zhengzhou, in the central province of Henan.

Those wounded had injuries to their arms and legs and were rushed to hospital but doctors said none of the wounds was life-threatening, police said on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.

The two police officers are being held in solitary confinement and three of their supervisors have been suspended, authorities said in a separate posting on Thursday.

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