A GIRL who had her head cracked open by an axe is said to be among five pupils wounded in the second school attack in Russia this week.
At least one masked teen burst into the school in Sosnovy Bor, southern Siberia, where he was reportedly a pupil and threw a Molotov cocktail into a classroom.
As the terrified pupils aged 12-13 fled the flames they were hacked down by the assailant, who was waiting by the door with a hatchet.
Shocking pictures show the scorched classroom and a bloody axe lying in the snow.
A teacher was also injured in the carnage before the suspect was apprehended by cops – after trying to kill himself.
The girl who was axed in the head is said to have been left in a coma.
Traumatised teens told how a fire alarm went off before the horrific attack began, with one recalling: “A boy, or maybe several, ran inside the class and threw a Molotov cocktail.
“Curtains and the whole class caught fire immediately, and he started striking everyone he could reach with an axe.
“He cut a finger of one student, cut a cheek of another one right to the bone, a third one had been hit at his back, a teacher was wounded.”
As the attack unfolded, a student sent a message on social media reading: “Don't go to school, it’s a butcher's shop.”
There are mixed reports about how many attackers were involved.
The village is home to a barracks for Russian paratroopers, and images from the scene appear to show soldiers in winter camouflage surrounding the school.
Dramatic unverified footage claims to chow the moment the attacker was apprehended.
The bloodbath is the second devastating attack on a school in Russia this week.
On Monday, two masked students went on a rampage in a school in Perm, western Russia, seriously wounding a teacher and nine students aged ten and 11 with knife wounds.
Law enforcement agencies were today checking whether there was any connection between school attacks this week in Perm and Buryatia.
It was also revealed that another attack was averted in Moscow when a school security guard found a student in connection with a collection of weapons.
In his arsenal the 16-year-old boy reportedly had knives, bullets for a hunter’s rifle, ball bearings, a rope, a pack of screw-drivers, and a petrol can.