Ahmad Eha Abdullah
A knife brawl in Chon Buri province between four Kuwaitis early Saturday morning apparently left one tourist dead and one injured.
The incident took place at around 4:00 at a Pattaya beer bar in Soi 16 Walking Street, Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district. Pol Lt Temtrom Rodsiri from Mueang Pattaya Provincial Police Station shortly later arrived at the scene where bystanders tried to assist two severely injured foreign tourists.
Police took two 28-year-old Kuwaiti nationals into custody and bagged a blood-stained knife as evidence. Rescue volunteers rushed two other Kuwaitis to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.
An article published by Thai language news outlet Thairath reported Saturday morning that both of the injured tourists survived the attack. However, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) later that day quoted Kuwaiti Ambassador to Thailand, Abdullah Al-Sharhan, saying the embassy was “closely monitoring the killing of a Kuwaiti citizen in a bloody brawl in the Thai tourist city of Pattaya.”
The deceased is reported to be Mr Ahmad Eha Abdullah, 29. According to Gulf News, Mr Eha was a Kuwaiti army officer who was on vacation in Pattaya with his friends. During the attack, he sustained one knife wound to the left leg and two to the left arm. He died in the emergency room of Pattaya Memorial Hospital after all resuscitation attempts had failed.
A witness to the incident, a 26-year-old cashier at the venue, told investigators that the two men had been involved in a heated but non-violent argument with other Kuwaiti nationals only days earlier. When the group ran into each other the second time, knives were produced and the men fought in front of many witnesses.
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