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Two Chinese diplomats killed in Philippines

21/10/2015 14:50

Two Chinese diplomats were killed and another wounded on Wednesday in a shooting allegedly perpetrated by the husband of an embassy official in the Philippines, Police said.


Tom Banas, a regional police director, said the victims and the suspect were inside a restaurant in Cebu City, 571 kilometres south of Manila, when the incident happened.


Initial investigation showed that Li Qing Liang, 60, opened fire at Chinese Deputy Consul, Sun Shan, finance officer Hui Li and Chinese Consul General Song Rong Hua inside the restaurant.


Sun and Hui were declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital, while Song was wounded and in critical condition, Banas said.


Banas said the Police were investigating the crime to determine the motive for the shooting, adding that Li and his wife Gou jing, a cousul at the Chinese embassy, had been taken into custody.


Source - NAN

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