Chinese merchant killed during robbery in Russia

Updated: 2013-12-23 04:17


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MOSCOW - A Chinese merchant was killed and another one injured Saturday during a robbery in Russia's Yekaterinburg, the Chinese Consulate General in that city said Sunday.

Three unidentified attackers broke into a rented apartment and tied and beat up three Chinese merchants, the Consulate General said.

One person was killed on the spot and the injured was later sent to a hospital for treatment. The third merchant was unharmed during the incident.

The perpetrators fled the scene with undefined amount of cash, mobile phones and jewelry, the Consulate General said.

The Chinese Consulate General has urged local authorities to hold those responsible for account. A criminal case has been opened.