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2010 Hijack of a Hong Kong Tourist Bus in Manila

A former policeman hijacked a bus load of Hong Kong tourists in Manila

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  • Aug 23, 2010
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A very unfortunate tragedy for the Hong Thai group of tourists from Hong Kong. A few has been killed although it is lucky that some have managed to be released. The gunman is a former policeman demanding his job back. That's the craziest thing a law enforcer could do! To resort to terrorism?!!! Nuts! Tourism will be bad in the Philippines from now on, if not bad enough to begin with!

I'm watching it live on Hong Kong TV like it's an action movie. It's like watching CNN back then during 9/11. Very surreal... 3 kids were earlier released. Some victims have walked out of the bus after the gunman was killed. Some unfortunate tourists have died after the gunman made some shots out of the bus.
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September 15, 2010
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Aug. 23, 2010       Around 10 am, a bus load of 25 people (22 foreigners from Hong Kong on their last day of a 4-day tour) was hijacked by a former policeman who demanded to have his job back (he was accused of extortion last year). The gunman has since been killed after the 11-hour hold out at around 8.30 pm (HK time).       3 kids and 2 elder with a local was released earlier in the day. A few hostages (around 4 or 5) were seen getting out of the …
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A former Manila policeman hijacked a bus of tourists from Hong Kong in Manila killing at least 2 people. The terror began at 10 am local time on August 23, 2010. More are reported to be dead. Some hostages were released earlier in the day. Total number of people were 25 at the beginning of the event. The gunman has been killed at around 8.30 pm.
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