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Burmese woman dies in stabbing attack

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PATONG, PHUKET: A Burmese woman last night died of stabbing injuries sustained while fighting off attackers in a workers’ camp in Kalim early yesterday evening.

Patong Police Duty Officer Nitikorn Rawang was informed that a Burmese woman, identified only as “Aa-eeka”, underwent emergency treatment for deep lacerations to the arms and chest after being rushed to Patong Hospital at about 7pm.

Ms Aa-eeka, 33, later died of her injuries.

She was rushed to the hospital by fellow residents at a Burmese laborer’s camp located off Phra Barami Road Soi 6, in Kalim.

After going to the hospital, Kathu Police Superintendent Grissak Songmoonnark led fellow officers to the camp to investigate.

They found bloodstains on the floor of a small shop that the victim had lived in with her boyfriend, also Burmese.

Initial investigation revealed that the attack occurred after the boyfriend went out on an errand, leaving the woman alone.

An unknown number of assailants then entered Ms Aa-eeka’s room in an apparent attempt to rape her, police said last night.

When Ms Ae-eeka tried to fight off her attacker or attackers, she was stabbed repeatedly.

She managed to escape, but didn’t get far. A neighbor, who heard the commotion and ran out to investigate, found Ms Ae-eeka collapsed in a pool of blood and rushed her to hospital.

Police last night said they suspected one or more residents of the camp were responsible because the attack place took place when the victim was alone.

However, today Col Grissak told the Gazette that police cannot confirm rape as the motive for the attack, nor do they have any firm leads or suspects in the case.

The legally registered Burmese workers in the camp refused to give any information, while a number of unregistered Burmese left the camp following the murder, he said.

— Kamol Pirat & Nation reporters



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Motorbike driver files official complaint after accident from fallen cables in Kata

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A motorbike driver has filed a report with police against a cable company after he became tangled up in their cabling while driving to work in Kata.

26 year old Chakaree Yawaekaree filled the report with Chalong Police against the local cable company.

Mr Chakaree told Police that he was driving to work in Kata on Friday morning. When he arrived at the scene he ran into the cabling that had dropped down, just above the road level. The cables hooked his motorbike and caused him to crash and fall off. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for scrapes, grazes and a badly injured right knee.

Chalong Police say they are continuing their investigation. They say the cables belong to a private company and that this kind of incident happens “very often”.

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Motorbike driver dies after colliding with sedan on Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

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A motorbike driver has died after colliding with a sedan driven by a Russian driver who was allegedly making a “risky” U-turn on Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew yesterday.

The incident happened at 3.30pm yesterday.

Police and other emergency responders arrived to find a white sedan, a motorbike and a pickup truck.

The motorbike driver had sustained serious injuries – 19 year old Weerapat Chamnina – and had already been rushed tp Mission Phuket Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police report that a white sedan, whose driver was a 37 year old Russian man, Maxim Shadrin, was heading along the southbound lane of Thepkasattri Road.

Police speculate that he was trying to make a U-turn but was allegedly out of the lane of traffic making the turn.

The motorbike collided with the rear of the man’s sedan.  The motorbike driver bounced off to the other side of the road (northbound lane).  Then a pickup truck hit the motorbike driver.

Police are continuing their investigation and examining all the CCTV footage.

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54 year old Swede dodges traffic in Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

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PHUKET: Achadtaya Chuenniran

A 54 year old Swedish tourist is now in custody after running around Thepkasattri road yesterday morning dodging cars and causing traffic mayhem. Luckily no cars came in contact with the man police described as ‘mentally ill’.

A video clip from the incident shows the man running in and out of the traffic on Thepkasattri Road in Thalang. The incident happened around 2.30am.

The road had to be closed for 20-30 minutes as police apprehended the man, unhurt. The motive for his dangerous antics have not become apparent at this stage.

The man, who remains named was taken to Thalang Hospital for checking then was transferred to Vachira Hospital in Phuket Town. Police revealed that his visa expired on the same day so they’ve contacted the local Swedish consular officials to check on the man’s family and travel situation.

The Swede is currently being evaluated and treated in the hospital’s psychiatric wing.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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