2 killed, another injured in southwestern Germany stabbing
The German state where the incident took place has launched a manhunt to find the suspected attackers.
According to police, the two men were allegedly found by locals in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with traces of acid on their hands after they had been attacked by assailants at a cafe.
A spokeswoman for the Baden-Wuerttemberg police told the BBC: “The attacker and an accomplice have been identified. Both are from southern Germany on their way to a refugee centre. They were stabbed with an iron rod and a knife.”
She said police were still interviewing people who witnessed the attack.
The BBC’s David Stern reported that there was an early report of the man who died on arrival at a hospital in the city of Innsbruck earlier on Wednesday, but he later died in a plane crash.
Police were not immediately commenting on the reports of his death.
The incident occurred in the town of Gernrode, south of Duisberg, about 80 miles (130 km) south-west of Stuttgart.
The incident occurred in Duisberg, near Stuttgart, on Wednesday morning, where a man was found dead. Video shows the events that followed
The area was hit by an overnight storm and flooding.
The BBC’s South Africa correspondent Ian Pannell said the man was carrying several knives when he was attacked.
Witnesses told the BBC that the man began a fight with the man believed to be the attacker.
The police has said they believed the two men got into a fight and then fled.
Police spokesman Joahim Steinhauser said both men have been found alive. He said they were both seriously injured.
The incident happened in Duisberg, about 80 miles (130 kilometres) south-west of Stuttgart.
South African news website News24 quoted a local resident as saying the men had a “fist fight” and then got into a van.
Another resident, who asked not to be named, told News24: “Both got into a van and drove away. They were driving very fast.”