Roo & Ditts Speak Exclusively To A Witness On The Ground In Manila

Gun Attacks At Resort In Manila

Roo & Ditts Speak Exclusively To A Witness On The Ground In Manila

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Gunmen have stormed the popular Resorts World Manila in the Philippines with reports dozens of tourists are injured.

The accommodation precinct is home to the country's largest casino resort and it situated opposite Manila International Airport.

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The attack started at midnight local time, witnesses also reported hearing explosions as injured people starting jumping from balconies to escape.

Resorts World Manila took to Twitter to confirm they are in lockdown, while the local fire department said a fire was burning on the second floor of one building.

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Philippines police told Reuters, gunmen with assault rifles entered the gaming area of the resort and started firing but "were not aiming at people", and set fire to tables.

Islamic State quickly took responsibility for the attack, but Philippines police chief Ronald dela Rosa, said there was "no indication the incident was related to terrorism" and it may have been a robbery.

"We cannot say this is an act of terror.. he did not hurt anyone," he said. "If you are a terrorist you will sow terror."

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have given us this statement:

“The Australian Embassy in Manila is making urgent enquiries to determine if any Australians have been affected by the attack at Resorts World in Manila. Should you have concerns for the welfare of family and friends in the region, please attempt to contact them directly. If you are unable to contact them and still hold concerns for their welfare, call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1 300 555 135, or +61 2 6261 3305 (if calling from overseas).”

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