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Resorts World Manila: At least 25 bodies found at casino complex

Resorts World Manila: At least 25 bodies found at casino complex

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At least 25 bodies have been found in a casino and hotel complex in the Philippines, following a shooting incident by a gunman, local media said.

Most of the dead appear to have suffocated from thick smoke after the man set fire to casino tables, news outlet ABS-CBN reported.

The gunman began shooting at TV monitors in Resorts World Manila in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police said he later killed himself by setting himself on fire.

The unnamed man, armed with an assault rifle, sparked a security lockdown and a manhunt in the complex, which ended around dawn on Friday when his body was found in a room in the hotel.

The incident saw terrified patrons fleeing the complex. More than 50 people have been sent to a hospital to be treated for injuries.

Resorts World Manila said in an earlier statement that the man also shot himself after setting himself on fire.

Authorities have been sweeping the complex and checking rooms since his body was found.

Police told reporters on Friday morning the incident appeared to have been a robbery attempt, and was not terror-related.

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