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Pregnant mother hacked to death and husband repeatedly stabbed by attackers during romantic break at luxury South African resort

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Pregnant mother hacked to death and husband repeatedly stabbed by attackers during romantic break at luxury South African resort

A pregnant mother was hacked to death in her bed and her husband was repeatedly stabbed by attackers during a luxury break at a South African resort.

Karen Turner – who was said to be three months pregnant – was asleep with her husband Matthew, 33, and their toddler son Hayden when they were attacked at about 3am.

The family had booked into the Hluleka Nature Reserve on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape when two men armed with knives sneaked into their self-contained chalet overlooking the beach.

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It is believed school teacher Karen, 31, died almost instantly in a hail of knife blows as husband Matthew, who was stabbed several times, chased off the two attackers.

The horrific attack on the South African family left Matthew a widower and his 23-month-old son motherless.

Pregnant mother hacked to death and husband repeatedly stabbed by attackers during romantic break at luxury South African resort

South African Police say they have one suspect they are trying to trace and said that his arrest will be made very shortly and that the second man will then be traced after the stabbings in Ngqeleni.

Police spokesperson Captain Dineo Koena confirmed a 31-year-old woman was murdered in the early hours of Tuesday and her husband receive serious knife wounds to the stomach.

The couple lived in Underberg where they had just bought a home together on the farm that husband Matthew manages. They had been married in July 2017 and Hayden was born four months later.

Friends of the couple who were on holiday with them were awoken by the sounds of a struggle and the baby boy Hayden screaming and hammered on the door and stabbed Matthew answered covered in blood.

A family friend of the couple’s child Hayden was fortunately unhurt in the horror attack.

Mr. Turner was airlifted by helicopter to hospital but nothing could be done to save his wife and unborn child,

Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency CEO Vuyani Dayimani said: ‘The two guests were booked in from Monday to Thursday and police were called after a stabbing incident.

‘The police have confirmed one visitor passed away and another is in hospital.

‘As an agency who manages the reserve, we are shocked that his taken place in one of our flagship coastal reserves as the safety and security of our guests is our key priority’.

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