Knife attack on Myanmar nationals leads to crash in Phuket

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Two Myanmar nationals were attacked and chased by an unknown assailant wielding a knife, leading to a crash with a food delivery driver in Srisoonthorn, Phuket, late yesterday. The incident occurred at the three-way intersection outside Phuket Provincial Prison in Moo 4 at approximately 9.15pm.

Thalang Police and rescue workers from Srisoonthorn Municipality responded to the scene, finding two motorbikes on the road.

Jirasak Jitphatphirom, a 41 year old Lineman food delivery driver, was near the intersection. About 20 metres away, two Myanmar men were discovered, one of whom, 23 year old Chui Tha Ko, had sustained severe slashes to his front, back, and right arm. The other individual, whose name has not been confirmed, had an injured right index finger.

Both men received immediate first aid before being transported to Thalang Hospital for further treatment.

Jirasak recounted the events to the police, explaining that he had checked the intersection for oncoming traffic before making a right turn. At that moment, the two Myanmar men, fleeing from their assailant, sped around the corner and collided with him.

Police are scrutinising CCTV footage from the vicinity to aid in their investigation and to identify the attacker, reported Phuket News.

In related news, two Chinese men surrendered to police after a sexual assault at a restaurant in the eastern province of Prachin Buri on Monday. The Chinese suspects allegedly attempted to end the legal proceedings with 1 million baht.

A Chinese man attacked a 20 year old Thai waiter at a restaurant in Prachin Buri province after he intervened when the foreigner tried to sexually assault a female party entertainer in the restaurant’s bathroom.

In other news, a security guard saved a resident from an attack with only a baton and some courage, unafraid of being outnumbered. Police in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan received a report on Tuesday, June 11 at 8.30pm of an assault outside a housing estate in the area. Upon receiving the alert, police and rescue teams from Por Teck Tueng Foundation were dispatched to the scene.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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