Manila Attack: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex

Manila Attack: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex

Thirty-six bodies were found at the biggest hotel-casino in the Philippines after a gunman carrying a container of gasoline set fires and touched off a mass panic — hours after the authorities said that only the assailant had died.

The discovery of the bodies was confirmed about noon on Friday by Oscar Albayalde, a police spokesman. Another police official, Tomas Apolonio Jr., said that the victims died of smoke inhalation in the casino area.

Mr. Albayalde said the gunman shot a television set and set fires but did not shoot any people, indicating that he did not intend to kill anyone and was not a terrorist.

At least 25 people were injured and taken to hospitals, a spokesman for the Pasay Chapter of the Philippine Red Cross was quoted as saying by The Manila Times. Some of the wounded were injured jumping from the hotel’s second-floor balconies to escape, the spokesman, Fernando Atienza, was quoted as saying.

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