3 injured Hong Kong hostages in stable condition: doctors   2010-08-24 19:49:28 FeedbackPrintRSS

MANILA, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Three Hong Kong tourists injured in the hostage crisis in Manila on Monday are now in stable condition in Manila Doctors Hospital, despite that one of them remained in intensive care unit (ICU), doctors of the hospital told Xinhua Tuesday.

Dr. Dante Morales said an 18-year-old male tourist suffered from injures in the skull which was "probably hit by a blunt object" and remained in ICU.

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Liu Jianchao paid a visit to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. The mother of the 18-year-old told Liu his son "is still very scared" after the incident, but said she "had to strengthen herself" in such a crisis.

Another victim, a 46-year old male, was undergoing surgery due to broken wrists. Meanwhile, a 67-year-old woman was suffering from "inhalation distress" due to the tear gas used by the police during the assault on the hostage-taker.

"I expect the less severe two patients to be discharged in a couple of days," hospital director Attorney Dilar Almira told Xinhua. "The one in ICU, I expect him to be able to discharge from the hospital in one or two weeks."

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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