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Three Chinese tourists injured in S. African armed robbery

Three Chinese tourists were injured after being rubbed by armed gangsters in a South African hotel, the Chinese Consulate-General in Johannesburg confirmed on Sunday.

The family of three from south China’s Guangxi were in a tour group that arrived at Johannesburg Airport Holiday Inn Hotel around 10 pm last Saturday to take the flight home on Sunday.

The group was checking in when four gun-wielding criminals stormed into the hotel and tried to rob them.

While trying to fight back, the mother was shot on the head by the gangsters’ sand-blasting guns, the father’s chest and legs were scratched by the sand bullets, and the daughter sustained bruise on the head.

The criminals escaped with their suitcases and handbags, and the family were send to a local hospital for treatment. All three family members are out of danger, the consulate-general told Xinhua.

Meanwhile, NF Online has sent queries to the Gauteng SAPS to ascertain if the police have made any arrests yet but to no avail.

Gauteng SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini was sent questions via email on Thursday February 9 but had not responded when the article was published.

It is still not yet known if the police have made any arrests or how the investigation is unfolding.


Source: Xinhua  | Updated Jan 10

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