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Nineteen killed in knife rampage at Japanese disabled centre

Published 25/07/2016

Nineteen people are dead and 20 injured following a knife attack outside Tokyo, it is reported.

A man attacked a centre for the disabled in Sagamihara, then turned himself in, police said, according to Kyodo news agency.

Broadcaster NHK said 15 people were killed and 45 injured in the attack and t he 26-year-old suspect was a former employee at the centre.

Television footage showed a number of ambulances parked outside the centre, with medics and other rescue workers running in and out.

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