Girl, 16, dies after suspected stab attack in south Wales

A 16-year-old girl has died in what was thought to be a knife attack in a village in south Wales.

Several people were wounded, and a mass emergency services operation was launched after reports of a number of casualties.

South Wales police have now revealed that a teenager has died.

Police, ambulance crews and an air ambulance rushed to the scene in Baglan Street, Treorchy, in the Rhondda, after receiving reports of a stabbing.

A knifeman went on a “rampage” in a Chinese takeaway, stabbing people, The Sun reported.

Officers say the cause of the girl’s death has not been confirmed and a post-mortem examination will take place to help establish how she died.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in hospital receiving treatment for serious injuries, according to South Wales Police.

They say the girl’s family are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers and efforts are continuing to contact other relatives.

Detectives say they are are not looking for anyone else but the attacks are not being treated as a terrorism, and it is understood that those involved are known to each other.

Superintendent Rich Jones, from South Wales Police, said: “This is clearly a very serious incident which has caused significant shock and concern for both the local and wider community.

“We have a dedicated team of detectives working hard to establish the exact circumstances that have led to the tragic death of this young girl.

“While the investigation is still in its early stages, we can confirm that those involved are understood to know to each other and we are currently not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

“There will be significant police presence in Baglan Street over the weekend but we will reopen the road at the earliest opportunity.

“In the meantime, the support and understanding of the local community is very much appreciated.”

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