South Korean man on rampage leaves six dead

October 20th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Seoul, Oct 20 (DPA) A South Korean man went on a rampage Monday in Seoul, setting fire to an 85-room lodging and stabbing five people to death, local media reported.The unemployed 31-year-old suspect first set fire to his room in a low-cost lodging facility in Seoul and then stabbed other residents with a knife while fleeing the fire, Yonhap news agency reported.

Five people, mostly Korean-Chinese migrant workers, were stabbed to death and another died after jumping out of a fourth-floor window to escape the blaze, police told Yonhap.

Four of the seven injured are in critical condition.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and told police he did not want to live because “everybody looks down on me,” reported Yonhap.

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