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Man stabs girlfriend before turning knife on himself on Saigon street
A young man stabbed his girlfriend with a knife before turning the weapon on himself in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.
The scene of the incident. Photo by A.X
A witness said that he saw a young couple walking on Ton Duc Thang Street in central District 1 when the man suddenly grabbed her by the neck.
After a brief struggle, he pulled a knife and stabbed the girl before stabbing himself. The girl is in a critical condition in a local hospital, while the boy, who suffered less serious injuries, is in police custody.
“They are so young. I saw the girl crying a lot before the incident,” a street vendor said. “Things happened so fast that nobody could do anything.”
Police examining the scene. Photo by VnExpress/Son Hoa
The incident is under further investigation.
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