Man found beaten and stabbed to death

PHUKET TOWN: A man thought to be a fisherman was found dead at the entrance to the fishing port on Soi Si Sena, near Phya Thai Hospital, yesterday morning. Pol Maj Pissanu Pullwonk of Phuket Town Police Station told the Gazette that the man, who has yet to be identified, was wearing a gray T-shirt and blue slacks. “His head looked like he had been hit many times with a blunt instrument, and the body had 18 stab wounds, possibly from a sharpened steel reinforcing bar.” The man is estimated to have been 25-30 years old. He is thought to have died at least five hours before his corpse was found at around 7:30 am. Local people told police they had heard what sounded like an altercation at about midnight. They added that there are frequent clashes in the area between Thai and Burmese fishermen.

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