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HK full of anger and sadness after hijack deaths

08-25-2010 20:30 BJT Special Report:HK Tourists Held Hostage in Manila |

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People across Hong Kong have reacted with sadness and anger to the bloody outcome of the hostage-taking in Manila. The Hong Kong government is offering permanent aid to the six families who lost relatives. The main support will be given to Mrs Leung's family, which lost three members during the disaster.

Mrs Leung's husband was killed as he tried to save other family members when the hijacker opened fire on the hostages.

She hoped her husband's death would bless her three children on the bus.

But the result struck her heart.

Mrs Leung, Hostage survivor, said, "My husband is dead and my only son is in the ICU. I thought that by trying to stay alive I can take care of my kids. But then two are dead. Why didn't you help us earlier?"

Her 21-year old daughter Doris studied at university in Canada. And her 14-year-old daughter Jessie studied at the middle school in Hong Kong.

When Jessie was filmed peeking through curtains on the bus, most of her classmates cried in front of televisions. Their school is planning to offer psychological help to them.

Mrs Leung's teenage son is still in intensive care after brain surgery. Doctors say they are not certain whether he was hit by the gunman or by the police's hammer.

Netizens have opened a facebook page to support Mrs Leung.

Hong Kong is full of grief.

Hong Kong resident, said, "I'm very sad, very unhappy, I think everyone in Hong Kong is feeling very unhappy."

Hong Kong resident, said, "I think, I'm very sad, the loss of life is such a waste, the hostage-taker is too crazy, killing those innocent people."

Protesters crowded outside the Philippines' diplomatic office in Hong Kong.

They handed letters to Philippines Consulate officials demanding that the Philippine government apologize to Hong Kong people, and carry out a thorough investigation into the incident.

Lau Kong Wah, Hong Kong legislator, said, "We have seen a failure in the strategy and also a failure in the tactics to rescue the Hong Kong people in the Philippines."

The Hong Kong government has also opened condolence books at eighteen locations around the territory for people to write down their thoughts and feelings about the attack.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV

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