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Management board chief of Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘Market of Death’ killed by security guard

Friday, December 04, 2020, 22:37 GMT+7
Management board chief of Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘Market of Death’ killed by security guard
Police investigate the scene at Kim Bien Market in Ho Chi Minh City, where the chief of the management board was stabbed to death on December 4, 2020. Photo: M.H. / Tuoi Tre

The chief of the management board of a market notorious for selling toxic chemicals in Ho Chi Minh City was murdered by a security guard over a row on Friday, according to local police.

Police are investigating a case where a man stabbed L.T.T.H., 53, to death at Kim Bien Market in District 5, officers said the same day.

Witnesses saw H., chief of the market’s management board, having a row with Teo, a 45-year- old man, in her office at 8:00 am, police reports said.

The man suddenly stabbed H. in her chest with a knife, causing the woman to die instantly.

H.’s subordinate, a 25-year-old woman, tried to intervene only to be stabbed by the man to her arm.

She was taken to the hospital for emergency aid.

He did not run away but waited for officers to take him the police station following the stabbings.

Police have yet to announce the motive of the murder.

Teo has worked as a security guard at Kim Bien Market for ten years, while H. was named the market’s management board chief late last year, traders said.

Kiem Bien is a well-known traditional market selling electrical appliances, electronics, cosmetics, and items of clothing.

It is particularly notorious for the variety of toxic chemicals on sale there, thus giving it the moniker ‘Market of Death.’

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