Four Taiwanese confirmed dead in Philippine casino resort attack

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/02
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Four Taiwanese citizens have been confirmed to be among

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more than 30 people found dead at a Philippine casino resort, where a gunman fired shots at the closed-circuit monitoring system and set gambling tables ablaze before committing suicide early Friday, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

At least 34 people died and about 50 others were injured, mainly due to smoke inhalation, the ministry said in a statement.

After confirming with the Philippine authorities, Taiwan’s representative office in Manila was told that four of the bodies found at the resort were identified as Taiwanese nationals, the ministry said.

The ministry said it has notified the families of the deceased and will help them travel to the Philippines to repatriate the bodies of their loved ones.    [FULL  STORY]

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