A man armed with a knife attacked a school on Thursday in the town of Vrutky in northern Slovakia, which led to two deaths, including a deputy headmaster and the assaulter, and five others injured, local media reported.
According to the reports, Ladislav Kerekes, spokesman of the National Labor Inspectorate (NIP), said the deputy headmaster died of his fatal injury suffered when he tried to prevent the man from attacking students.
The attacker was later shot by the police.
According to the report by news website Teraz.sk, five others were wounded, including one teacher, two members of the Police Force and two students of the school.
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Katarina Kapustova, spokeswoman for Martin University Hospital, was quoted as saying that a teacher with serious wounds was hospitalized at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. Two policemen had minor injuries.
She added that of the two students, a girl was admitted to the intensive care unit of the children’s and adolescent clinic.
The other was a boy who has been hospitalized with serious injuries at the pediatric anesthesiology and intensive care clinic.
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Slovak Interior Minister Roman Mikulec said that the life of the wounded is out of danger.
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