Manila bus hijack
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

How the Philippines bus hijack unfolded

Philippine police have stormed a hijacked bus in Manila, ending a day-long siege in which a group of Chinese tourists was taken hostage.

A former policeman armed with an M-16 had seized the bus in an apparent attempt to get his job back.

Officials said police marksmen shot and killed the gunman.

TV stations in the Philippines carried live broadcasts of the hostage drama, and the footage showed hostages crawling out of the vehicle by the back door.

Rachel Harvey reports.

Go to next video: Hostages escape after bus hijack