Resorts World assures victims’ families of assistance


MANILA-- Resorts World Manila officials have assured that assistance will be extended to families of those who died of suffocation and those injured when an unidentified man torched gaming tables and himself in the casino hotel early Friday.

It is with deep sadness that in addition to the 54 injured, there were 35 reported casualties from this tragic incident. Initial unconfirmed reports indicate that the deaths were caused by smoke inhalation, the management of Resorts World said in a statement.

We cannot release the information on the identities of the victims at this time as we are awaiting SOCO's final confirmation. We shall be informing their next of kin as soon as the information is officially confirmed and released to us by SOCO.

The company also committed to extend "full support and assistance to the injured and families of the deceased".

It said a help desk has been set up at the Career Hub 1 at the ground floor of the NECC building, which can be reached through 0917-872-8300 and 0917-872-8756.

This unexpected violent attack on innocent lives will not break the spirit on which Resorts World Manila was built. We ask for your prayers during these dark hours, the company said.

Source: Philippines News Agency