5 Jul 2005

One person seriously injured in New Caledonia fight

6:18 pm on 5 July 2005

A fight between rival groups of young people in New Caledonia has left three persons injured, one of them seriously.

The Nouvelles Caledoniennes newspaper says in the weekend clash in Saint-Louis, a man had a leg broken and another suffered a stab wound to his arm.

The paper says the youths belong to rival clans and have been involved in a dispute over a house .

Police are reported to have questioned about 20 people in a bid to determine who caused the injuries.