Russian tourist slashes her throat in shop

A 41-year-old Russian tourist is recuperating in hospital after slashing her throat in a convenience store on Patong beach in Phuket last night, reported today (April 7).

Eyewitnesses said the tourist pulled out a knife and repeatedly slashed her throat in front of a refrigerator. She was rushed to hospital, where doctors said she is recovering well.

Fellow tourists said the woman never talked to anyone in the hotel. Doctors believe she has a mental problem, and will send her to specialists at Saranrom Hospital in Surat Thani Province on Monday.


Top: A policeman looks on as paramedics help the  Russian woman who slashed her throat at a Patong beach convenience store last night. Photo:

By Songpol Kaopatumtip