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Sino warehouse exec stabbed dead by unruly workers, interpreter hurt

  • Written by Edd Reyes
  • Published in Metro
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A Chinese national was killed while his interpreter was seriously wounded when they were attacked by a group of workers inside a warehouse Tuesday afternoon in Valenzuela City.

Valenzuela police chief Senior Supt. Ronaldo Mendoza said Su Yin Hai, 52, site-in-charge of Charles Man Warehouse and resident of 128 Sapang Bakaw St., Bgy. Lawang Bato, succumbed to a stab wound in the body while being rushed to Valenzuela City Medical Center, while his interpreter Anthony Li, 41, was still under observation at the same hospital due to head injury.

Investigation showed that at around 4:20 p.m., while the victims, together with Engineer Epifanio de Mesa, were having a conversation inside Li’s office when a group of workers barged in and threw pieces of metal, hitting Li and Hai.

The group continued to attack until Li noticed Hai sprawled bloodied on the floor. He told police that one of the attackers, identified as Jonathan Llanita, 38, was still holding a bladed weapon and tried to stab him, but he was able to evade the thrust using a small table.

The group decided to flee after other workers arrived and rushed the victims to the hospital.

Elements of Valenzuela Police Community Precinct (PCP) 7 immediately conducted a follow-up operation and were able to arrest Edwin Llagas, 45, and Mark Red, both stay-in workers of the warehouse.

Police are still hunting down Llanita, Jonathan Plac and other unidentified suspects who carried out the attack for still unknown motive.

However, investigators believed that the attack had something to do with the workers demand on their benefits.