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Last two Manila bus hijacking survivors return home

The last two survivors of the Manila bus hijacking have returned home to Hong Kong, a day after the bodies of eight victims were flown back to the southern Chinese city, a report said on Thursday.



Hong Kong: The last two survivors of the
Manila bus hijacking have returned home to Hong Kong, a day
after the bodies of eight victims were flown back to the
southern Chinese city, a report said on Thursday.

Amy Ng, who lost her husband Ken Leung and their two
daughters, arrived in Hong Kong on a chartered medical flight
with her 18-year-old son Jason who suffered serious head
injuries during the bloody standoff, the official Xinhua
news agency reported.
The teenager`s condition had barely improved Thursday
morning, but officials and the victim`s mother decided to risk
the two-hour flight so he could receive treatment in Hong
Kong, Gabriel Leung, acting secretary for food and health,
said in a statement.

"While we remain optimistic, I think it should be guarded
optimism," Leung said, referring to the teenager`s condition.

Ng was only slightly injured in the ordeal.
She said her husband died a hero while trying to protect
other passengers on the ill-fated tour of historic Manila.

The bodies of the eight killed -- including Ng`s husband
and two daughters -- were yesterday night flown back to Hong
Kong, with bagpipers playing "Amazing Grace" at a poignant
airport ceremony.

The city held three minutes of silence today with flags
lowered to half-mast.

PTI

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