Philippine police have stormed a hijacked bus and shot dead a former officer who had killed eight Chinese tourists after taking them hostage.
As the day-long siege in Manila came to a bloody end, TV images showed some hostages crawling from the bus while emergency crews removed bodies.
A former policeman armed with an assault rifle had seized the bus in an apparent attempt to get his job back.
Some 17 people survived the ordeal – mostly tourists from Hong Kong.
Earlier, Donald Tsang, Hong Kong’s leader, criticised the way the siege was handled.
“The way it was handled, particularly the outcome, I find is disappointing,” he said.
At least seven of those killed were from Hong Kong.
Police Colonel Nelson Yabut told reporters that the gunman, identified as 55-year-old Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza, was killed after he decided to enter a shoot-out with police marksmen.