(CNN) — At least 27 people were killed and 109 wounded when a group of people armed with knives stormed a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, authorities said, according to state news agency Xinhua.
It was an organized, premeditated terrorist attack, authorities told the news agency. No motive has been provided.
Yang Haifei, a resident of Yunnan, told Xinhua he was buying a ticket when a group of people, most of them in black, rushed into the station and started attacking others.
“I saw a person come straight at me with a long knife and I ran away with everyone,” he said, adding that people who were slower were severely injured. “They just fell on the ground.”
He said he sustained injuries to his chest and back.
The news agency reported that several suspects had been apprehended, and questioning at the site continues.
Doctors were seen transporting injured people to a hospital, the news agency reported.
A doctor with the Kunming No.1 People’s Hospital told Xinhua over the phone they’re not sure of the number of casualties.
Xinhu said the Kunming Railway Station is one of the largest stations in southwest China.