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Fatal stabbing claims one in Australia

Xinhua – A 40-year-old man has died from stab wounds in the chest in the Australian state of New South Wales, with another 21-year-old man being charged over murder, state police said on Saturday.

The fatal stabbing occurred on Friday at a home residence in Windale, a suburb of Lake Macquarie, and located approximately 120 kilometres north of the state capital Sydney.

Police said in a release that the victim succumbed to his injuries after being hospitalised to receive surgery.

He is believed to have been injured by a knife during a physical altercation. According to a release, police arrested the offender, who appeared at a local court on Saturday and was formally refused bail.

Police personnel at the scene in New South Wales, Australia. PHOTO: XINHUA