Supermarket staff help over 100 people escape terrorist attack in SW China

(CCTV)

Staff of a supermarket helped over 100 people escape a terrorist attack on Saturday that left 29 dead and over 130 injured in Kunming, the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

A group of knife-wielding assailants attacked the Kunming Railway Station at around 21:00 on Saturday, causing great havoc.

Surveillance footage of the supermarket shows that crowds of people poured into the supermarket from the direction of the railway station at around 21:57.

Seeing the attack going on, some supermarket employees immediately took clubs and guarded the entrance to the supermarket.

When asked whether he was scared, Mr. Song, one of the supermarket’s employees, said: “I was scared, but there were so many females, old people and kids inside. I am young and I must stand outside to protect them. We are the supermarket’s employees. We have to guard the entrance to protect the others.”

The employees helped more people take shelter inside the supermarket as the attack went on.

People who took shelter inside the supermarket began leaving at around 22:25 after receiving notice from the police.

Police shot and killed four of the attackers and captured an injured female attacker at the scene on Saturday night. Three other suspects involved have been captured, said Chinese police on Monday.

The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement the terrorist gang led by Abdurehim Kurban was responsible for the attack.

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