Motorbike Taxi Rider in Patong Dies After Shocking Public Daytime Knife Fight with Fellow Taxi Rider

Patong –

A taxi motorbike rider has died while another has sustained injuries after a public daylight knife fight in Patong.

The Patong Police were notified of the incident on Thursday (January 11th) afternoon at a taxi motorbike stall on the Phra Baramee Road.

Police, emergency responders, and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find that a taxi motorbike rider, Mr. Samanmart Ueanoat, 61, from Phetchaburi, had sustained severe injuries from stab and slash wounds. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Another taxi motorbike rider, Mr. Tawatchai Kaewsamsri, 41, from Phatthalung, had sustained injuries from slash wounds to one of his legs.

Witnesses told police that the two men were taxi motorbike riders at the same taxi stall and had previous conflicts before. They had been verbally arguing about an undisclosed matter before a physical fight began. It was not immediately clear who had struck first or started the confrontation, said the witnesses.

The Patong Police are continuing their investigation for further legal action as of press time and Mr. Tawatchai will be fully interviewed after medical treatment.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.