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Philippine TV says at least 34 bodies found at Manila casino resort
June 2, 2017 / 3:02 AM / 6 months ago

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

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.

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

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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