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Teenage girl killed in horror mass knife attack at orphanage

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A teenage girl has been killed and several other people have been injured following a knife attack on an orphanage in Poland.

One 16-year-old has been confirmed as dead by police, while at least 10 others have been injured, some critically, in the onslaught on Tuesday at the children’s home in Tomisławice, in the Sieradz district, near the city of Lodz.

A spokeswoman for the Provincial Police Headquarters in Lodz also reported that one person had been detained in connection with the incident.

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Commissioner Sobieraj reported that preliminary police findings showed that a 19-year-old man, who is not a resident of the facility, attacked a teacher and other residents with a knife.

Thirteen people were in the orphanage, with 10 of those wounded, with five transported to the hospital in non-life threatening condition. Those children who were not injured have been taken to another facility.

The attack took place around 11pm on Tuesday evening, with five fire brigade units, five medical rescue teams, an LPR helicopter and the police rushing to the scene of the carnage.

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