Another victim murdered near fishing port

PHUKET CITY: The body of man who had been stabbed to death was found floating near the fishing port at Koh Sireh on Friday.

Pol Lt Apichart Rainchana, Duty Officer at Phuket City Police Station, said that the man had been stabbed about seven times with a sharp implement and had been dead for less than five hours when his body was discovered about 7:30 am.

The victim was carrying no identification and was wearing only a black T-shirt and black underwear, Lt Apichart said.

Police believe the victim was a Burmese crew member on a fishing boat and was killed in a fight, Lt Apichart added.

“The body is now being kept at Vachira Phuket Hospital. If anyone thinks they may have known the man, they can come and identify him at the hospital,” he said.

Phuket News

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