An Australian woman has been killed on the Thai island of Phuket during a bag-snatch gone wrong.
Phuket Wan Tourism News says the woman, among a group of travel agents from Perth, was walking along a street on the tourist island of Phuket when a motorcycle pulled beside her and a passenger attempted to take her bag.
The woman struggled with the man, before falling to the ground with a stab wound to her heart, the website says.
Another woman walking with the victim received a gash to her arm, and the offenders sped off empty handed.
A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) spokesperson says they are aware of the death of an Australian woman in Thailand and are providing consular assistance to her family.
‘It would not be appropriate to discuss the case further while a police investigation is in progress,’ the spokesperson said.