2 dead as gunmen open fire inside bus in S. Philippines

14:42, August 05, 2010      

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Two people were killed while another was wounded when gunmen opened fire in a passenger bus in southern Philippines early on Thursday, police said.

The fatalities included the driver and the conductor of the Rural Transit Mindanao Incorporated bus plying Mindanao's Lanao del Sur province, said local police chief Senior Inspector Antonio Ebot.

The suspects boarded the bus as it pulled up at the terminal in Wao town, and one of the suspects then pulled out a gun and fired at the driver who tried to resist but was hit in the head, much to the horror of the passengers.

"The suspects also shot the conductor and the onboard bus inspector," Ebot said, adding the latter sustained gunshot wound in the face but survived. The suspects then fled.

The police official said an investigation is now being launched by local authorities.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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