Prayers on tourist killing anniversary in Manila

Prayers on tourist killing anniversary in Manila
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A ceremony has been held in Manila in remembrance of those lost in a hijack rescue attempt in the Philippines one year ago.

Survivors and the families of the Hong Kong bus tourists who were killed gathered for Buddhist prayers.

The brother of one of the victims talked about his loss. Masa Tse said “Whenever I look at his picture, I think of the time he was with us. Having dinner together he would always talk about his experience as a tour guide, and his love. We’ll never forget.”

A 12-hour drama turned into a bloodbath when a sacked policeman hijacked the bus in a bid to have his case reviewed.

The relatives and survivors demand that the Philippines government formally apologise, pay compensation and hold officials accountable for the rescue gone wrong.

Eight tourists and the hostage-taker were killed.

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