PHUKET TOWN: A man believed to have been a Burmese fisherman was found murdered near the fishing port yesterday morning. This was the second such murder in the space of 24 hours, and the 13th in or around the fishing port this year. Pol Maj Adul Nirapai of Phuket Town Police Station told the Gazette that the man, as yet unidentified, had died from 11 stab wounds to the face, neck, chest, stomach and left ear. He added that – as with the other murders in the port – the wounds appear to have been inflicted with a sharpened steel reinforcing bar. The dead man is estimated to have been between 20 and 25 years old. He was wearing a black T-shirt and shorts. He is thought to have died at least eight hours before his body was found at about 7:30 am. “Around the place where the body was found there were foot marks suggesting a fight but local people said they had seen nothing, and no one could identify the victim,” Maj Adul said. “However, given the place where he was found, he was probably a Burmese fisherman.”
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