Two Chinese tourists injured in Bangkok knife attack

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Two Chinese tourists were seriously injured when a man attacked them with a knife in a case of attempted robbery in Samut Prakan province early Thursday.

The incident in the Bang Bo district was reported at around 00.30am following which rescue workers rushed to the scene in front of an apartment building on Bangna Garden Road in Tambon Bang Bo. They provided first aid to the seriously injured tourists.

Liu Zhou, 27, sustained a knife wound on his forehead, and Xia Yang, 28, had a knife wound in the back of her right ear. The injured tourists were then moved to Ruamchai Pracharak Hospital.

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The two tourists said they were walking back to their hotel room when the assailant on a bicycle approached from behind, attacked them with a knife and tried to snatch the woman’s handbag.

During the brief struggle, the headlights of an approaching car made the assailant let go and flee empty-handed. Police suspect the culprit is lying low in the area near the scene of the crime. – ANN

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