A candlelight vigil was held for the victims at Kunming Railway Station last night
27 victims of the Kunming stabbing attacks have been released from hospitals, but more than one-hundred are not yet adequately recovered from the violent knife attacks that left 29 dead earlier this month.
China Daily reports that 116 survivors are still hospitalized, with 44 “seriously injured” and one “in life-threatening condition” as of Sunday. Victims have been spread across 12 area hospitals, and more than 2,000 medical workers have been involved in the response to the attacks.
Survivors and medical professionals are concerned not only with the physical consequences of, well, being stabbed, but also with the psychological stress that affects many who bore witness to the massacre. The Daily quotes Kunming Mayor Li Wenrong, who said, “The attack caused huge trauma for those who experienced and still remember it, and the Kunming government has invited top psychologists to console the injured and victims’ families.”
Psychiatrists have been visiting survivors of the attack, many of whom likely have post-traumatic conditions of one kind or another. Fortunately, with the one possible exception of one person who remains in intensive care, it appears as though the attack’s death toll is not due to rise.