Man Stabbed to Death on Busy Ao Nang, Krabi Beach Road

Monday I went out with the guys and on the way back we passed by a guy laying in the street, surrounded by about 100 some Thais and foreigners. He was bleeding profusely, and his motorbike had fallen in the other lane. We figured – motorbike accident.

Not so fast.

Today I was talking to the same friend I saw the scene with and he said what actually happened was far worse.

A Thai guy – middle aged, got on his motorbike and was stopped by another Thai in the middle of the street. The guy that stopped him stabbed him in the face, head, and heart numerous times with a sharp object – knife, or other.

He died right there in the street – as many people gathered.

Krabi is not typically a dangerous place for foreigners. Thai on Thai vengeance is swift and deadly though – you don’t want to really piss someone off – for ANY reason.

Be safe.

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2 thoughts on “Man Stabbed to Death on Busy Ao Nang, Krabi Beach Road”

  1. We were sitting in a restarant overlooking the road when this murder happened not more than 30 feet away from us.

    i was astonished by the local’s reaction to this – they just stood around chatting, pointing at the body, and not doing anything to help.

    An English chap got control of the traffic which was driving around the body and seemed to just be irritated by the hold up. The waitresses in our restaurant were just smiling (this is not an exaggeration) to each, they seemed to find th whole event slightly amusing.

    Weirdest of all, a guy on the table next to us who could see further down the road pointed out the attacker who was stood there watching what was going on!

    Police took 25 minute to arrive, and we had passed them just up the road outside the King’s shrine where they were keeping an eye on the crowds as it was the King’s birthday that day.

    The ambulance eventually arrived after half an hour. The medics spent a few minutes checking the guy out, then put him on a stretcher and into the back of the ambulance and off they went.

    There was no sense of urgency about the situation from anyone, i guess the Thai sense of “fate” was very apparant.

    What was noticable is that when we walked past the same spot the next morning, the blood had been completely removed – wouldn’t want holiday makers asking awkward questions!!

    This quite put me off my pasta, and i often wander if the guy by some miracle survived. The attacker was a young man, judging by the totally relaxed attitude of the locals, and even the police when they eventually arrived, he will have got away with this.

    Did anyone hear if there was an arrest?

  2. Howzit Brudda Vern,
    From what I see in the news and from reading the Thai Black book, not only Thai on Thai vengeance is deadly but Thai on foreigners seems that way too!

    K Den Lataz Brah,
    Brudda Jon

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