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Man killed by drinking buddy in central Vietnam

Man killed by drinking buddy in central Vietnam

Monday, August 31, 2020, 14:24 GMT+7
Man killed by drinking buddy in central Vietnam
A police officer investigates the scene of a murder in Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, August 29, 2020. Photo: M.T. / Tuoi tre

A man was killed and another injured when a drinking party among five friends turned violent in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam on Saturday night, police said on Sunday.

According to preliminary information, the five factory workers are tenants at rental rooms run by landlady V.T.B. in Duy Nghia Ward, Duy Xuyen District.

On Saturday night, they gathered for a few drinks on the premises.

At around 8:00 pm, a heated row broke out among them, leading L.V.T., 40, to stab H.V.T., 48, to death with a knife.

P.D.T., 26, also sustained injuries in the struggle.

Both victims were hospitalized and treated at Quang Nam Region General Hospital while L.V.T fled the scene after the incident.

Local police are cooperating with the provincial Department of Police to take statements from witnesses, investigate the scene, and track L.V.T.

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