37900 people signed condolence books mourn Manila hostage victims

37900 people signed condolence books mourn Manila hostage victims (hkdigit-20100826-131912-01)

Hong Kong – 27 August., 2010 – About 37,900 people have signed condolence books at the 18 condolence points throughout the territory in the past 3 days to mourn the Hong Kong victims of the hostage incident in the Philippines.

Started from 24 August, 2010, a total of 18 condolence points throughout the territory together with a dedicated facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/hkmourning.manila) were set up by the HKSAR Government.

The places for condolences open from 6pm to 9pm today, and from 9am to 9pm on Wednesday (25 August) and Thursday (26 August) as follows:

  • Central and Western : Kennedy Town Community Complex,12 Rock Hill Street, Kennedy Town
  • Wan Chai : Leighton Hill Community Hall, 133 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley
  • Eastern : Quarry Bay Community Hall, G/F, Quarry Bay Community Complex, 1 Greig Road, Quarry Bay
  • Southern : Ap Lei Chau Community Hall, Ap Lei Chau Estate, Ap Lei Chau
  • Kowloon City : To Kwa Wan Kaifong, Welfare Association, 56, Kowloon City Rd, Tokwawan
  • Kwun Tong : Kwun Tong Community Centre, 17, Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong
  • Sham Shui Po : Lai Kok Community Hall, Lai Kok Estate, Cheung Sha Wan
  • Wong Tai Sin : Wong Tai Sin Community Centre, 104, Ching Tak Street, Wong Tai Sin
  • Yau Tsim Mong : Mong Kok Community Hall, L2, Mong Kok Complex, 557 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok
  • Islands : Tung Chung Community Hall, G/F, Tung Chung, Municipal Services Building, 39 Man Tong Road, Tung Chung
  • Kwai Tsing : Kwai Fong Community Hall, 2 Lai Fong Street, Kwai Chung
  • North : Luen Wo Hui Community Hall, G/F, 9 Wo Mun Street, Luen Wo Hui, Fanling
  • Sai Kung : King Lam Neighbourhood, Community Centre, King Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O
  • Sha Tin : Lobby, Sha Tin Government Offices, 1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin
  • Tai Po : Tai Po Community Centre, 2, Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po
  • Tsuen Wan : Princess Alexandra Community Centre, 60 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan
  • Tuen Mun : On Ting / Yau Oi Community Centre, On Ting Estate, Tuen Mun
  • Yuen Long : G/F., Yuen Long District, Office Building, 269 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long

The Manila hostage crisis occurred when a dismissed Philippine National Police officer took over a tour bus in front of the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines on 23 August, 2010. Disgruntled former senior inspector Rolando Mendoza, from the Manila Police District (MPD) hijacked a tour bus carrying 25 tourists from Hong Kong in an attempt to get his job back.

As a result of the ten-hour siege, the ensuing shootout, and a botched rescue attempt by MPD watched by millions on live television news, 8 of the hostages and Mendoza died and 9 other people were injured.

The names and ages of the victims as follows:

  • Leung Song-yi, Jessie 梁頌儀 (14, F)
  • Leung Chung-see, Doris 梁頌詩 (21, F)
  • Tse Ting-cheunn, Masa 謝廷駿 (31,M)Tour Guide
  • Fu Cheuk-yan 傅卓仁 (39,M)
  • Yeung Yee-wa 楊綺華 (44,F)
  • Yeung Yee-kam 楊綺琴(46,F)
  • Wong Tze-lam 汪子林 (51,M)
  • Leung Kam-wing, Ken 梁錦榮 (58,M) Father of Leung Song-yi, Jessie and Leung Chung-see, Doris

Place: Leighton Hill Community Hall, 133 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, 24-105mm 4.0L
Stock Photo ID : hkdigit-20100826-131912-01

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