Brazil daycare attack: 4 children dead, 3 injured

Rio de Janeiro –

A man with a hatchet broke into a nursery school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing four children and injuring at least three others, authorities said.

Governor of Santa Catalina. Jorginho Melo confirms murder in Blumenau city On his Twitter account, he wrote that the killer had been arrested.The state fire department confirmed that a man was attacked with a machete and three children were taken to the hospital.

Images aired on television showed parents crying outside a private daycare named Cantinho de Bomme Pastor. Local media reported that the attackers climbed a wall and entered the nursery with a hatchet.

Neither the state’s military police nor the security services immediately responded to the Associated Press’ request for more information.

School attacks in Brazil used to be rare, but in recent years they have become more frequent. Last week, a São Paulo student stabbed a teacher to death and injured several others in São Paulo.

“May God comfort all families in this moment of deep pain,” Melo wrote on Twitter.

Blumenau, with a population of 366,000, is famous for its annual Oktoberfest festival.

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