Number of Swedish School Sword Attack Victims Rises to TwoEU | October 22, 2015, Thursday // 17:29| views
Swedish emergency services at the scene after a masked man attacked people with a sword at the Kronan school in Trollhaettan in western Sweden 22 October 2015. Photo EPA/BGNES
The death toll in Thursday’s sword attack at a school in western Sweden has increased to two after a male student died in hospital shortly after the stabbing, SkyNews reported.
A male teacher was pronounced dead at the scene earlier.
The attacker, a man in his 20s wearing a mask and armed with a sword was shot and seriously wounded by Swedish police Thursday after attacking people at an elementary school in Trollhattan, north of Gothenburg.
Another teacher and a pupil, who were injured by the masked man, "hover between life and death," a doctor at a local hospital told reporters, according to SkyNews.
The motives for the attack remain unclear.