Canadian tourists killed in Manila hostage-taking

UPDATED: A Canadian and his two daughters are reported dead

The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs is trying to confirm whether one or more of the eight tourists killed in a hostage-taking in Manila were Canadians. Roland Mendoza, a former police officer in the Philippine capital, stormed a tour bus on Monday in an attempt to get his job back. Eight people were killed in the ensuing fight. Media reports say five of the hostages held Canadian passports, and three of the deceased may be Canadian. The Manila police has faced international criticism for what is widely understood to have been a botched rescue attempt. It took over ten hours for the hostages to be rescued, by which time Mendoza had killed eight passengers.

UPDATE: CTV News is reporting that Canadian citizen Ken Leung, 58, and his two daughters, Jessie Leung, 14, and Doris Leung, 21, were killed in the hijacking.

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