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Stampede kills 6 primary schoolchildren, injures more in southern China; reason unknown

  • A girl is carried by her relative as other parents wait for their children outside a gate of Mingtong Primary School after a stampede at the school, in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan province Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Six schoolchildren died in the stampede, authorities said. It wasn't clear what caused the stampede among the first- and second-grade students of the primary school, the city's propaganda office said on its microblog. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

    A girl is carried by her relative as other parents wait for their children outside a gate of Mingtong Primary School after a stampede at the school, in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan province Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Six schoolchildren died in the stampede, authorities said. It wasn't clear what caused the stampede among the first- and second-grade students of the primary school, the city's propaganda office said on its microblog. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer tries to maintain order as parents wait for their children outside a gate of Mingtong Primary School after a stampede at the school in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan province Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Six schoolchildren died in the stampede, authorities said. It wasn't clear what caused the stampede among the first- and second-grade students of the primary school, the city's propaganda office said on its microblog. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

    A police officer tries to maintain order as parents wait for their children outside a gate of Mingtong Primary School after a stampede at the school in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan province Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Six schoolchildren died in the stampede, authorities said. It wasn't clear what caused the stampede among the first- and second-grade students of the primary school, the city's propaganda office said on its microblog. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Ambulances pass by parents wait for their children outside a gate of Mingtong Primary School after a stampede at the school in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan province Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Six schoolchildren died in the stampede, authorities said. It wasn't clear what caused the stampede among the first- and second-grade students of the primary school, the city's propaganda office said on its microblog. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

    Ambulances pass by parents wait for their children outside a gate of Mingtong Primary School after a stampede at the school in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan province Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Six schoolchildren died in the stampede, authorities said. It wasn't clear what caused the stampede among the first- and second-grade students of the primary school, the city's propaganda office said on its microblog. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

Chinese authorities say six schoolchildren have been killed in a stampede at a primary school in the southern city of Kunming.

Kunming's propaganda office said Friday on its microblog that more students from the first and second grades of Mingtong Primary School were injured. It does not say what caused the stampede.

Also on Friday, a man fatally stabbed four elementary school students their way to school in the neighboring province of Guanxi.

Earlier this month, a Chinese man killed three pupils on the first school day before jumping to his death in the central Hubei province.

Chinese education officials have repeatedly demanded that campus security be increased.