Slash victims in Tampines West CC incident in stable condition

The two men who were slashed outside Tampines West Community Club last Friday, resulting in one of them getting his nose hacked off, are in stable condition.

A spokesman for Changi General Hospital, where the victims are warded, told The Sunday Times that they were both conscious after surgery.

One had a 19-hour operation to reconstruct his broken nose, while the other was believed to have suffered injuries to his face, head, arms and thighs after being attacked by several men.

The victims, who are both in their 20s, were with four other friends in a fast food restaurant when the fight broke out early Friday morning.

The two left the restaurant and were reportedly attacked by five men, also in their 20s, all of whom were carrying weapons.

It was also reported that one of the victims tried to shield his friend who was being attacked, when his nose was hacked off.

After the attackers fled the scene, the two men were left lying in a pool of blood.

It was reported that the police, who are continuing their investigations, were informed about the fight at 6.20am on Friday and found a knife measuring about 36cm at the scene.

The Sunday Times understands that this case is not related to gang activities.

Lim Yi Han