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Three Japanese die after Guam tourist attack

Published on Feb 14, 2013 6:31 PM
 
Security guards clear an area on Feb 13, 2013, where a crazed motorist went on a stabbing spree in a tourist strip in the Pacific nation of Guam. Many of the victims of a frenzied knife attack had been on the island to attend a wedding, it emerged Thursday, Feb 14, 2013, as the death toll from the attack rose to three. -- PHOTO: AFP

HAGATNA (AFP) - Many of the victims of a frenzied knife attack in the Pacific nation of Guam had been on the island to attend a wedding, it emerged Thursday, as the death toll from the attack rose to three.

Survivors and witnesses told of their horror as a man clutching 30 centimetre-long knives in each hand launched a bloody attack on unsuspecting holidaymakers after ploughing into them with his car.

All 14 victims, including an eight-month-old baby and a three-year-old toddler, were Japanese.

Two women, 29-year-old Rie Sugiyama and her grandmother Kazuko Uehara, 81, were pronounced dead on Wednesday. A third victim, a so-far unidentified 51-year-old man, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, medics said.

 
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