Hong Kong survivors of Manila bus hijacking suing the Philippines

China Daily Mail

Survivors of a 2010 bus hijacking in Manila are suing the Philippine government in Hong Kong, a move that comes on the third anniversary of the incident that left eight dead.

According to Hong Kong-based solicitor John Clancey, two survivors of the hijacking who suffered bullet wounds, as well as the mother of slain victim Maria Tse Ting-chunn, are suing the Philippine government. Also named in the suit are eight Philippine officials, some now retired, whom the suit describes as being responsible for what went wrong on Aug. 23, 2010, after a disgruntled ex-police officer hijacked a bus full of Hong Kong tourists and held them hostage during a 12-hour stand-off.

The Philippine consulate was closed Friday and could not be reached for comment.

A Hong Kong inquest concluded in 2011 that Philippine authorities contributed to the tourists’ death by bungling negotiations with the hostage-taker and delaying medical treatment for…

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