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Scientist in remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague who told him endings of books he was reading

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a man standing on top of a snow covered mountain: Oleg Belogusov was stabbed after telling his pal the ending of the books he was reading © CEN Oleg Belogusov was stabbed after telling his pal the ending of the books he was reading A scientist in a remote outpost in Antarctica plunged a kitchen knife into his colleague because he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books, say investigators.

Sergey Savitsky, 55, and Oleg Beloguzov, 52, were avid readers to pass the lonely hours during four harsh years together.

But Savitsky became angry after Beloguzov kept telling him the endings, it is alleged.

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The victim is now in intensive care after being flown from Russia’s Bellingshausen research station on King George Island to Chile with a knife injury to his heart.

a man sitting in front of a book shelf © Credits: CEN

Savitsky is back home in St Petersburg under house arrest and has been charged with attempted murder.

It is believed to the first time a man has been charged with a murder bid in Antartica.

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