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Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 21:17

HK victims of German attack remain critical


HK victims of German attack remain critical

HONG KONG - Officers from Hong Kong Immigration arrived in Wuerzburg, Germany on Wednesday afternoon to offer assistance to Hong Kong residents, injured during a rampage Tuesday by an axe-wielding Afghan refugee.

They have visited two of the four victims at a hospital along with their family members.

The gruesome attack unfolded on board a train traveling through southern Germany, as a young man, screaming "Allahu Akhbar" (God is great) began attacking passengers at random with an axe and a knife.

The Hong Kong victims of the attack included a man and wife, their daughter, and the daughter’s 31-year-old boyfriend. They were briefly in London to meet another daughter to assist in making preparations for her wedding, before embarking a trip to Germany.

The 62-year-old man surnamed Yau, and the 31-year-old boyfriend, surnamed Au Yeung, were reportedly suffering neck and abdominal injuries as they fought to protect their loved ones from the assailant.

Doctors attending the two men describe their condition as critical and are not suitable for flying.

The couple’s 17-year-old son who accompanied the family was not hurt.

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