Thirteen teenagers were injured on Tuesday after a man who was unhappy over a court’s handling of his daughter’s murder drove a car into a group of students in northern China’s Hebei province.

Police who arrested Yin Tiejun, 48, said he had tried to set fire to the car after he crashed into 23 students from the Fengning No. 1 Middle School in Hebei’s Fengning county, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Thirteen students required hospital treatment, including three with serious injuries, the agency quoted county officials as saying.

Mr. Yin told police that he had not planned to ignite a gas tank and firecrackers stored in the boot of the car.

He said he did not suspect the injured students of involvement in his daughter’s murder, the agency reported.

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