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Frenchman killed in early morning Patong brawl

PHUKET: A Frenchman was killed and one of his friends injured when they were involved in a fight with a Thai motorist who crashed his motorbike into them in the heart of Patong early this morning (Mar 23).

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Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 23 March 2016, 11:45AM


A crowd look on as rescue workers give first aid to one of the parties involved in the incident. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
A crowd look on as rescue workers give first aid to one of the parties involved in the incident. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Lt Sineenart Cherdchootrakulthong from Kathu Police was called to investigate an incident in Soi Sansabai at 4:12am where it was reported a foreign man had been killed and two men had sustained injuries during a fight.

Upon arrival at the scene, Lt Sineenart and rescue workers found the body of a shirtless foreign man (name withheld until his family have been notified) lying on the road in front of the Orchid Resotel, there were two stabs wounds on the man’s chest.

Lt Sineenart explained, “We were told by the victim’s friend, a 23-year-old Moroccan man named Said Missoury, who also suffered a stab wound, that while he and his friend were walking down the street to go back to their resort a Thai man, named as 33-year-old Somporn Kakkaew, drove his motorbike into them.

“The three got into an argument and a fight broke out. Somporn pulled out a knife and stabbed Mr Missoury one time,” she said.

Mr Missoury told police that he ran inside the hotel and heard his friend calling for help.

“I turned around and saw him collapse in the road,” he said.

Lt Sineenart added, “Sompron was taken to Vachira Hospital where he was being treated for a wrist injury. The deceased and Mr Missoury were also taken there.

“We did not find a knife at the scene, however, officers area looking at CCTV footage from the area right now,” she said.   

 

 

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LES | 24 March 2016 - 03:21:13

Why was this man carrying a knife ? many have concealed weapons as they can easily get involved with local altercations.As we know there appears to be no middle ground just craziness when some Thais lose their cool. This is not being unkind, its just what i have observed with some elements.Josephine if there is a God then i hope he is keeping score, you deserve a 10, and of course all your belongings returned with thanks ! 

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Josephine, sweden | 23 March 2016 - 19:35:05

I was there. The knife injuries was mainly on the man's belly on the left side. He had already lost a lot of blood when I came to the place. Had a first aid kit with me and gave CPR but it was too late. While I gave mouth to mouth someone stole my handbag. It's hard to have hope for humanity sometimes :( 

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Bjay | 23 March 2016 - 14:49:37

Why would he be carrying a knife? What is so wrong about Thai culture to carry & use weapons?

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marklouisw | 23 March 2016 - 14:21:32

I bet this don't go on for a year and he gets off,  He's  not a heir to a fortune I would guess ??? 

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