Coroner promises quick probe into deaths of Sydney siege hostages

January 29, 2015 12:03 AM

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Coroner promises quick probe into deaths of Sydney siege hostages

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian state coroner promised a quick investigation into the deaths of two hostages and a gunman during a siege at a Sydney cafe as he opened the formal inquiry on Thursday.

"The circumstances in which these deaths occurred raise issues relevant to the actual security and the sense of security of the wider population and that demands a speedy response," New South Wales State Coroner Michael Barnes said.

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