One other 46 individuals had been wounded, three of them severely, the federal government mentioned in a information launch.
“There was a vicious incident that an individual drove intentionally into crowds at Mijiang Sq. of Hengdong County,” the discharge mentioned.
The driving force, recognized solely by a surname, Yang, is in custody.
The motive for the crash, which occurred about 7:35 p.m. (7:35 a.m. ET), has but to be decided.
Hengyang is situated about 330 miles (530 kilometers) north of Guangzhou.