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100 people brawl in remote Australian town with knives and axes; 17-year-old boy dies, 3 wounded

A teenage boy was killed and three others were wounded and taken to a hospital after a wild brawl involving up to 100 people, some armed with weapons, in a remote Australian town.

Emergency services were called to a sports oval in the town of Yirrkala in the Northern Territory at 2:40pm on Wednesday after receiving reports a large fight had broken out.

On reaching there police and ambulance crews found up to 100 people brawling, with police later confirming a 17-year-old had died from stab wounds inflicted in the incident.




Another three men, aged 18, 40 and 45, who were also stabbed were rushed to Gove District Hospital where they remain in stable conditions.

A range of weapons including knives and axes are understood to have been used in the fight, reports claimed.

Weeks earlier another brawl had broken out at the Yirrkala Oval involving about 60 people, some with machetes.



A crime scene had been established at the oval as of Wednesday night though no arrests have yet been made.

NT’s Chief Minister Michael Gunner said he was deeply concerned over the incident and has requested a report.

About 900 people live in Yirrkala on the Gove Peninsula in Arnhem Land.