Family of Pinay killed in car crash arrives in Beijing
BEIJING - Family members of Filipino doctor Rizalina Bunyi, who was killed two days ago when a car rammed into a crowd around Tiananmen Square, arrived in Beijing on Wednesday.
The three occupants of the car and two tourists, including Bunyi, were killed with at least 38 people injured in Monday's (October 28) crash.
Three people from Xinjiang are suspected to have driven the sport utility vehicle into a crowd of bystanders at Tiananmen Square, the iconic heart of the Chinese state, and set it on fire, two senior sources have told Reuters.
The incident could be the first major suicide attack in China.
Bunyi's family members declined to comment on whether they had spoken to Chinese authorities or not.
"This visit is to check for our relatives, our brother and sister-in-law. Thank you, thank you so much, have a nice day," said one male family member who would not identify himself.
China has not said officially whether the incident was an attack or an accident, saying that investigation is ongoing.