One dead in fight in Manus

Three men are in police custody after a young man was killed during a fight last night at the Ward two area of Lorangau, Manus province.

While police conduct investigations eye witnesses say the deceased, believed to be in his early 20s was walking home in the evening when he was attacked.

They say the young man and his two younger brothers had gone to town to use the ATM and were walking home to Werei camp when they were attacked by two men.

The reason for the attack is unknown at this stage.

Police say the deceased received a heavy blow to his head and had fallen into a nearby river called

 “Wara pukpuk”.

Residents who rushed to the commotion found the body lying in the river.

In a separate incident, two you man from Pak Island are in hospital after receiving knife wounds in a fight also yesterday.