Baby’s birthday party turns into bloodbath as knife fight sees 13 hospitalised

A baby's three-month birthday party descended into chaos when a violent knife fight broke out, sending 13 people to hospital.

The violent scene broke out in the early hours of Tuesday (August 9) in Rayong, a city on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand and the capital of Rayong province in Thailand.

Thirteen Cambodian fishery workers were injured as a result, reports in Thailand said.

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Pattaya News reported that 13 people suffered stab wounds, and two among them suffered critical injuries and "passed out after getting impaled with knives in the back."

The workers had decided to celebrate a colleague's son's three-month birthday, reportedly a local tradition.

The men worked all night, from Monday, August 8, and stopped by a restaurant when the group were involved in a large fight over loud music, according to reports.

It is not clear exactly what started the confrontation. Some workers even left the party to grab knives and came back to resume the brawl, reports said.

The child was thankfully uninjured.

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Photos from the scene show the restaurant outdoor area littered with chairs, tables, glass, and broken glass bottles.

Medical workers tend to the injured as police stand guard.

All injured workers remain in hospitals in the area, popular with tourists from all over the world.

Police Colonel Apichanan Wattanawarangkun, Chief of police of the Mueang Rayong Police Station, said all workers would be "investigated intensely" once they recover.


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