Relatives in China hospital rampage

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Relatives of a patient who died reportedly seriously wounded six people in a Chinese hospital and tried to throw a doctor out of a window

Relatives of a patient who died seriously wounded six people in a Chinese hospital and tried to throw a doctor out of a window as they rampaged with knives, it has been reported.

The 20 relatives of the patient, identified as Liu Yonghua, stormed through the thoracic surgery department at Xinhua Hospital in Shanghai after Mr Liu died on Monday, according to website Eastnet and broadcaster Dragon TV.

The family members tried to throw the department’s deputy director out an eighth-floor window, but other employees stopped them, Eastnet said. It said one person suffered a stab wound that came within half-an-inch of his heart.

Police detained six people, Eastnet said.

Dragon TV showed a physician in a hospital bed being treated for his wounds.

The reports gave no details of Mr Liu’s illness or cause of death or why his relatives might be angry at hospital workers.

Employees at the hospital confirmed the attack occurred but did not release any details.

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