Cock fight raid turns deadly in Bac Lieu Province

By Tran Thanh Phong, Thanh Nien News

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Provincial reinforcements were called in to quell a small riot after a man drowned trying to escape a raid on a cock fight in Bac Lieu Province on January 14, 2015. Photo: Tran Thanh Phong Provincial reinforcements were called in to quell a small riot after a man drowned trying to escape a raid on a cock fight in Bac Lieu Province on January 14, 2015. Photo: Tran Thanh Phong

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A gambler jumped into a river and drowned while trying to swim away from a police raid on a cock fight in Bac Lieu Province on Wednesday, inciting a small riot.
Over ten gamblers fled and some jumped into the river during the raid on the home of Le Van Nho in Dong Hai District.
Huynh Quoc Huy, a 24, died while trying to swim across the river sending his fellow gamblers into a rage that moved them to return to assault the police. 
At least two officers had to seek medical treatment for injuries they sustained in the mob attack.
Scores of curious locals flocked to the scene, forcing provincial police to call in reinforcements to disperse the crowd.
It took over an hour before they could recover Huy’s body.
Colonel Tran Hoang Nhu, the district police chief, said they are performing a forensic autopsy to determine the cause of his death.
Nhu said they have arrested four other gamblers for disturbing public security.
Gambling of all kinds is illegal in Vietnam.

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