At least 36 people died after the attack at Resorts World Manila where a gunman burst into a casino resort and set gaming tables in fire at about 2am local time.
The unidentified gunman set himself alight after the attack at Resorts World Manila and died. Before that he filled a backpack with gambling chips worth 113m Philippine pesos (£1.7m, $2.3m). Among the dead there are 13 employees and 22 guests of Resorts World Manila. Most of the victims died due to suffocation following the blaze. 54 injured people have been taken to hospitals.
The national police chief Ronald dela Rosa on attack at Resorts World Manila::
Fernando Atienza, a representative of the aid organisation, sayid that at least 25 people had been injured and some victims had suffered serious injuries in result of jumping from the second floor of the hotel. Stephen Reilly, the resort’s chief operating officer noted that when shots had been fired the building was in lockdown.
Donald Trump, the US president, passed on the thoughts and prayers of the American people to those hurt in the incident.
Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said: “It is really very sad as to what’s going on throughout the world with terror.” He also added that he was “closely monitoring the situation” and would go on to provide updates.
A help desk has been set up at Career Hub 1 of Resorts World Manila, G/F NECC building. You may also reach the casino staff at the hotline numbers provided at the resort’s twitter profile.