June 2, 2017 / 3:02 AM / in 5 months

Philippine TV says at least 34 bodies found at Manila casino resort

Policemen stand guard near evacuated employees of a hotel near a situation at a Resorts World building, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

MANILA (Reuters) - At least 34 bodies were found at a casino resort in the Philippine capital after an attack by a gunman overnight and most of them had died of suffocation, the ANC news channel reported, quoting sources at the Bureau of Fire Protection.

Police said earlier the gunman’s motive was likely robbery and that the incident was not terror-related. The gunman fired shots and set gaming tables alight, sparking panic at the resort.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Paul Tait

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