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Officials: Robbery, not terrorism, motive in deadly Philippines casino attack

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MANILA -

Thirty-six people are dead from suffocation after a suspect fired shots and set gaming tables on fire inside a casino in the Philippines.

According to officials, robbery was the motive, not terrorism.

Manila police say they were trapped by thick smoke. Dozens more were hurt as people ran to escape. 

The suspect was later found dead of an apparent suicide.  

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