Relatives of Resorts World Manila victims to be compensated

Casino attack claimed the life of four Taiwanese

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/06/04
By: Judy Lin,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) helped the

Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde holds a copy of an image of a gunman who stormed the Resorts World Manila complex whom he identified as Jessie Carlos during a news conference Sunday, June 4, 2017 in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on the casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim the assault was not terror-related. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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]

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