Teenager killed in knife fight in Australia

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Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) A 16-year-old boy was killed and six injured early on Sunday in a knife fight at a party in Sydney city in Australia, police said.

Police said the teenager was declared dead shortly after he was rushed to Westmead Hospital, EFE news reported.

Of the six wounded, a 21-year-old man was in critical condition, while the others were discharged.

According to several media outlets, the police received a call from a house in Sydney’s Ryde suburb just after midnight, following a brawl among several young men at the party.

The police said the case was being treated as a homicide.

“This is a very, very serious matter and we hope to get to the bottom of it,” he said, adding that investigators were waiting to speak to those present at the party.

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