Gang brawl near Red Cross Fair leaves 2 dead, 2 injured

PHUKET: A fight between two rival gangs left two Myanmar nationals dead and two others injured at Saphan Hin last night.

Both gangs had attended the final night of the Red Cross Fair. They ran into each other after leaving the event and a battle broke out, said Capt Udom Petcharat of the Phuket City Police.

Police called to the scene at 10:30pm found the body of Min, 23, in the middle of the main intersection near the entrance to Saphan Hin (map here).

He had been stabbed in the chest and above his right eye with a sharpened steel construction rod, Capt Udom explained.

About 20 meters away was Min Min, 26, seriously injured with stab wounds to his head, back and body, he said.

Two other men, Moo, 24, and Pao, 22, were found injured and in tears across from the Phuket Immigration Office nearby.

The men were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

“Mr Min Min died en route,” Capt Udom said.

“We are investigating the suspects and hope to arrest them as soon as possible,” he added.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News
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