Sydney Cafe Siege: Australia mourns victims

By Post Nigeria December 16, 2014 13:05

Sydney Cafe Siege: Australia mourns victims

Australians have been laying flowers at the scene of a deadly hostage siege that ended with a police operation and the death of three people including the hostage-taker, in Sydney.

It was an emotional sight as a crowd gathered to sign condolence books and leave flowers at the scene of the incident in Martins Place.

Australian PM, Tony Abbott paid tribute to the two hostages, café manager Tori Johnson, 34, and Syndey lawyer and mother-of-three, Katrina Dawson, who died in the incident. Six people were injured, including three women with bullet wounds.

The attack was staged by Haron Moris  an Iranian man, who died in the incident.

Andrew Scipione, New South Wales police commissioner, said there had been 17 hostages.

The hostage crisis had begun early on Monday and lasted for about 16 hours.