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Vendors’ dispute escalates to violence at Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier


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A violent altercation erupted among vendors at the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya yesterday morning, April 17, leaving four people wounded, one in grave condition. The dispute, which escalated to include the use of a knife, took place in the parking area of the pier in South Pattaya around 9.30am.

 

Rescue personnel were swiftly on the scene following reports from alarmed locals. They discovered four victims bearing various injuries. These included 51 year old Wanchai Khanthavit, who had sustained a stab wound to his left rib, causing a rupture in his intestines. His son, 31 year old Watchai Khanthavit, had been stabbed in his left armpit. Fifty six year old Kecha Lumpha and 30 year old Marut Lumpha both had bruising from blows received during the brawl.

 

Immediate medical attention was provided, with all four victims being transported to Pattaya City Hospital. Wanchai Khanthavit’s condition has been reported as critical.


Eyewitness reports suggest that the conflict was instigated by a disagreement between two groups of vendors over the allocation of selling spaces to cater to tourists waiting to embark on their journey to Koh Larn from the pier. What started as a verbal dispute rapidly escalated into physical violence, with a knife being drawn by an unidentified vendor and used against another, reported The Pattaya News.


A bystander managed to capture the violent encounter in a video, which shows Watchai Khanthavit intervening in an attempt to assist his father, Wanchai, and consequently being stabbed. The Pattaya police have launched an investigation into the incident, with the perpetrator having been identified. They are currently scrutinising CCTV footage and are on the hunt for the suspect involved in the act of violence.

 

In related news, a 23 year old man’s visit to a motorcycle repair shop in Nakhon Ratchasima turned deadly when an argument over motorcycle noise escalated into a fatal shooting. The confrontation began with a slap and ended with the young man returning with three friends and firearms, resulting in the death of a 27 years old man at the scene.

 

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Picture courtesy of สยามชล นิวส์ Facebook

 

Source: The Thaiger 2024-04-18

 

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reminds me of the tuk tuk guys jockeying for spots at night bazaar each night  ....or on nimman...

 

seems thais are always packing a blade and expecting some sort of trouble to go down.....(makes note)

 

also reminds me why i never go down south after 1st and last visit......a 24/7 cash grab

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

His son, 31 year old Watchai Khanthavit, had been stabbed in his left armpit.

That is a very dangerous place to be stabbed, can cause instant death, hope they get this knuckle head ASAP. 

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If authorities (sometimes called "police") did something resembling their jobs, these things would not happen: vendors would have specific sites for each and would be enforced by an honest police. I know, never gonna happen

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Eyewitness reports suggest that the conflict was instigated by a disagreement between two groups of vendors over the allocation of selling spaces to cater to tourists waiting to embark on their journey to Koh Larn from the pier. What started as a verbal dispute rapidly escalated into physical violence, with a knife being drawn by an unidentified vendor and used against another,

Ban them all from the area..  vendors carrying knives?

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

A violent altercation erupted among vendors at the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya yesterday morning, April 17, leaving four people wounded, one in grave condition. The dispute, which escalated to include the use of a knife, took place in the parking area of the pier in South Pattaya around 9.30am.

 

Nice way to start the day in the land of smiles. How many of us know of market vendors fighting and stabbing each other in our local market in farangland? Anyone?

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