: Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara - BBC

14:18 Jul. 26, 2016

Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara - BBC

Police investigators check the Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the mentally disabled where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (AP Photo)

Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in the Japanese city of Sagamihara

Such attacks are extremely rare in Japan - the incident is the worst mass killing in decades.

Police have arrested a man who worked at the centre until February, and who turned himself into police after the attack.

He reportedly said he wanted people with disabilities to "disappear".

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