Magui familicide
Date September 15, 1998
Location(s) Magui, People's Republic of China
Target(s) Family
Killed 7
Injured 5
Perpetrator Xu
Weapon(s) Melee weapon

On September 15, 1998 a Chinese man surnamed Xu hacked to death seven of his relatives and wounded five others in Magui, a village in Guangdong, People's Republic of China, before being arrested.

The 34-year-old, who had been left by his wife in 1996, returned home, despondent about the fact that he couldn't find a job, and when his sister-in-law tried to comfort him he began attacking people.[1][2]


  1. 2 men run amok over work and lost love, The Straits Times (September 18, 1998)
  2. China jobless villager kills seven, injures five, Reuters (September 17, 1998)

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