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Saitama: Vietnamese technical intern suspected of fatally stabbing colleague

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a male Vietnamese national over the alleged fatal stabbing of his colleague in Shiki City on Sunday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 28).

At around 12:15 a.m., Pham Banh Phuc, 37, allegedly used a knife to stab Pham Hai Ngoc, 25, in the chest at the dormitory of the cleaning company employing them.

The victim, also a Vietnamese national, was later confirmed dead, the Asaka Police Station said.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of murder later on Sunday, Pham admitted to the allegations, police said.

A Vietnamese national is alleged to have fatally stabbed a colleague in Shiki City on Sunday (Twitter)

Both the victim and the suspect are technical intern trainees at the company. After the incident, a third Vietnamese national alerted emergency services.

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the event, including whether the pair had engaged in a dispute beforehand.