36 bodies were discovered inside the hotel Resorts World Manila in Manila after being attacked by a gunman who opened fire inside the building and set fire to the tables on Friday morning.
I believe that victims who were not shot, died of suffocation, said on Friday the southern police district superintendent Tomas Apolinario. "Most of the victims were women, who were found dead in the bathroom", he added.
All the bodies were discovered in the area of the casino where there was a lot of carpets, and all the Windows were locked, he said. Despite the ongoing military activities of ISIS in southern Philippines, island of Mindanao, the authorities have ruled out terrorism as a motive for the attack. "This specific situation in Manila is in no way associated with the terrorist attack", - told reporters the representative of the President Ernesto Abella. The chief of police of Manila Oscar Albayalde told reporters that police believe the suspect was a foreigner.
The assailant later committed suicide, police said. According to witnesses and police, an armed suspect broke into the hotel Resorts World Manila around midnight local time. Albayalde said that a lone guard was panicked by the sight of the automatic rifle of the suspect. A few hours later the police confirmed that the gunman committed suicide in one of the rooms of the hotel.
Resorts World Manila, also known as RWM, is a resort complex in Newport city, a residential and commercial centre in the capital Manila.
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