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Russian man’s ear sliced off by flying knife in Patong fish market fight

A 36-year-old Russian man is recovering after an incident at a Patong fresh market in which his left ear was sliced off, and right eye slashed by a flying knife following a dispute over B600 with a Thai fish vendor.

Russian loses his earThe incident reportedly happened on February 13 at the Marine fresh market in Patong.

Mikhail Ryzov, 36, from Russia told rescue workers that he had bought fish from an unnamed vendor for the price of B400; however, Mikhail said that when he paid the vendor with a B1,000 note, he did not get change back and an argument broke out.

Witnesses say Mikhail then punched the vendor, who responded by throwing a knife at Mikhail, whose left ear was sliced off, and right eye slashed as a result.

Locals assisted the man in suppressing blood loss until rescue workers arrived and patched him up before taking him to Patong Hospital, where his ear and eye were stitched back up.

Police have yet to comment on the case.

Phuket News

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