Third Japanese Dies after Guam Tourist Stabbing

Many of the victims of a frenzied knife attack in the Pacific nation of Guam had been on the island to attend a wedding, it emerged Thursday, as the death toll from the attack rose to three.

Survivors and witnesses told of their horror as a man clutching foot-long (30 centimetre) knives in each hand launched a bloody attack on unsuspecting holidaymakers after ploughing into them with his car.

All 14 victims, including an eight-month-old baby and a three-year-old toddler, were Japanese.

Two women, 29-year-old Rie Sugiyama and her grandmother Kazuko Uehara, 81, were pronounced dead on Wednesday. A third victim, a so-far unidentified 51-year-old man, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, medics said.

Sugiyama’s heartbroken father, who was also in Guam for his son’s wedding, told Japan’s Kyodo News: “I want my daughter back. This attack deprived me of not only my mother but also my daughter.

“Why do we have to encounter a random killer in Guam?”

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