Casino attack claimed the life of four Taiwanese
By: Judy Lin,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) helped the
relatives of four Taiwanese citizens who died in the Resorts World Manila attack to travel to the Philippines for the necessary proceedings, while the casino is compensating victims’ families 1 million pesos (US$ 20,261.46) each, reports said Sunday.
The identification of the Taiwanese citizens, apparently two guests and two members of staff, came after initial reports that there had been no casualties. Taiwan’s representative office in the Philippines confirmed four Taiwanese visitors died in the random casino attack, but did not release the victims’ identities.
Philippine officials initially claimed no Taiwanese were among the deceased, but on Saturday noon released a statement claiming more than 30 bodies were found on the the third floor of the casino.
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines then found out four among the deceased were Taiwanese. Relatives of all victims would be compensated by the Philippines, according to an ABS CBN report. [FULL STORY]