In Henan province, six officials have been sacked after a knife attack by a suspected doomsday cult disciple wounded more than 20 children.
The attack sparked widespread anger.
The officials sacked had handled the incident improperly, state media said.
A number of people around the world believe that an apocalypse will take place on Friday 21 December, as the Mayan “Long Count” Calendar ends a 5,200-year cycle.Source: BBC “China makes 500 doomsday cult arrests”
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- Mayan apocalypse – China cracks down on doomsday rumours: state media (thenewstribe.com)
- China: Knifeman in Henan attacks primary school children (chinadailymail.com)