[REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE] Students receive a group punishment during a military-style close-order drill class at the Qide Education Center in BeijingREUTERS

A man committed suicide after stabbing three students and injuring six others in a primary school in China. The incident took place on Monday morning in China's Hubei Province

The man, identified as Chen, broke into Dongfang Primary School in Yunxi County and killed three people at around 10.20 am Monday, according to

Chen injured eight students and a teacher, before jumping off the school building. The students and a teacher were immediately rushed to hospital, where three of them succumbed to injury.

According to reports, the killer also died on the spot.

More details awaited.