A man was slashed by three youths - the youngest being only 13 - after a dispute over a missing phone. A fourth assailant is reportedly at large. The 23-year-old was believed to have approached and questioned the youths near a lift landing about his phone, but the exchange of words escalated into a fight. The trio then took out parangs and hack the victim in the head and arm. The victim ran over four blocks for help and eventually collapsed at a nearby staircase landing. He sought refuge at a kind-hearted resident's house, and was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in a conscious state.
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