Sat, 12 Mar 2005

Pekanbaru clash kills one, injures 3

PEKANBARU, Riau: A group of drunken youths clashed with street vendors on Wednesday night in Pekanbaru, leaving one person dead and three others injured.

The clash broke out after the group of youths drank themselves into a state of intoxication on a street sidewalk in Pekanbaru. The youths then caused chaos by attempting to expel the vendors from the street.

This led to a bloody clash after a group of other street vendors, helped by pedicab drivers and gas station employees, joined the melee.

Roni, one of the youths, was stabbed to death in the clash, while three people -- a street vendor, a pedicab driver and a gas station attendant -- were slightly injured. -- JP