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Japanese man shot dead in Philippines: police

world Updated: Jan 30, 2010 10:57 IST

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A Japanese man living in the Philippines has been robbed and shot dead by fellow bus passengers near Manila, police said on Saturday.

Hiromi Honda, 59, was attacked by five unknown suspects shortly after he boarded the bus in Dasmarinas town, south of Manila on Friday morning, a police report said.

The attackers, who were also aboard the vehicle, ordered the driver to stop and immediately opened fire with at least two handguns, it added.

Honda, who lived in the area with a Filipina girlfriend, avoided the initial volley by running away but the suspects chased him and shot him dead, the report said.

The gunmen stole the victim's necklace and wallet and fled, it added.

Police did not give Honda's Japanese address or occupation.