Many of you probably already heard the shocking news about the Hong Kong tour bus hostage killings in Manila, Philippines. On August 23, 2010, a former police officer Rolando Mendoza hijacked a tourist bus carrying 25 Hong Kong tourists. Mendoza was dismissed from the force for involvement in kidnapping, extortion and stealing confiscated drugs. But Mendoza said he had been set up and he held the tourists hostage in order to demand restitution.
The incident ended with a police sniper shot and killing Mendoza hours into the madness. But 10 of the hostages were already shot dead inside of the bus.
See the set of animated pictures of the news updates and mush more here on ESWN.
Netease has an extensive set of live photos of the entire incident.
When the news broke out and when the media provided live coverage of the Philippine SWAT’s “rescue effort”. Most reactions on the internet were 1. they will never travel to Philippines. 2. How incompetent the Filipino SWAT were, and the authority should have met the kidnapper’s demands instead of letting the hostages die.
But today this picture found on IFeng raised some eyebrows…
August 24 afternoon, a group of Filipino female students went to where the Hong Kong Tour bus was hijacked and posed for photos using it as the background.
Here are some photos form MOP: Police officers were also posing for photos in front the bus… (thanks Neirda)