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08-24-2010 14:46 BJT Special Report:HK Tourists Held Hostage in Manila |

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For those that survived the hijacking, the ordeal is far from over. Laurie Lew has the story of one woman's struggle to stay alive and her husband's sacrifice for his family.

When the crisis escalated as the night closed in, Ms. Leung and her husband, along with their three children, huddled under the bus seats.

After the police stormed the bus, Leung's husband tried to protect his family with his body while the hijacker opened fire on the hostages.

When the gunbattle was over, Leung found her husband had been killed.

Ms. Leung, Hijacking Survivor, said, "Actually I thought that I should pretend to be dead...If I hadn't pretended that I was dead, I don't know what would have happened. If I and my husband were both dead, who would take care of the children?"

After the chaos, she didn't even know where her children were.

Ms. Leung, Hijacking Survivor, said, "I couldn't find them because, when somebody came to save me, to save me from the coach, I couldn't find the three of them. I could only see my husband lying on the ground."

Ms. Leung is angry and believes this should never have happened. The Hong Kong tourists had been due to fly back home on Monday. Now, for Ms. Leung, the trip home will be lonely.

Ms. Leung, Hijacking Survivor, said, "Who would have thought he'd really die, I really miss him, I really really miss him. I hope he can bless the three children from heaven...I really hoped he could protect them, but, the gun attacks this time I think it's so terrible, why didn't they rescue more than ten people on the bus? Nobody came to the rescue."

Hong Kong has issued a warning against travel to the Philippines and requested that Hong Kong tourists still in the country return.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

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