Aussie stabbing: no worries, mate

No strings attached : Officers at Patong Hospital have denied reports in an area Thai-language newspaper that an Australian serviceman on shore leave was in a coma after being stabbed repeatedly following an altercation in Patong on the night of November 5.
In reality, the soldier was treated for under minor stab wounds, which had been stitched in the hospital. He was launched shortly thereafter.
The newspaper, which gave the title of the 22-year-old victim, reported that he was stabbed 3 times in the abdomen, inflicting his abdominal wall to rupture and his intestines to spill out.
The report stated the sufferer, certainly one of about 1,000 Australian navy personnel on shore depart in Phuket in current days, was stabbed at about 9:30 pm by a member of a bike taxi queue that controls an area near the back entrance to the Jungceylon shopping complicated.
Protected was saved by workers at Patong Hospital and transferred to Bangkok Hospital Phuket in Phuket City, according to the report.
However, when the Gazette called the Bangkok Hospital, they stated there was no report of any such patient being treated there..

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