At least 36 bodies have been recovered from a casino and hotel complex in the Philippine capital, Manila, where a lone gunman opened fire overnight.
Most of the dead suffocated in thick toxic smoke after the man set fire to casino tables, officials told the BBC.
CCTV stills of the suspect of the Resorts World Manila attack, which injured 54 people. Photos by SPD director CSupt Tomas Apolinario Jr. pic.twitter.com/A0N3wPY2KQ
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Thick smoke coming off from the top floor or Resorts World Manila. Gunshots were allegedly heard by people inside the casino area. pic.twitter.com/LeiTXdePCM
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The gunman, whose nationality is not yet known, began shooting in the casino in Resorts World Manila in the early hours of Friday morning.
Police said he later killed himself by setting himself on fire.