In Pictures: Manila casino attack as it happened

The Manila casino was attacked by a lone gunman shortly after midnight. The gunman shot himself and set himself on fire. Police suspect it was a case of robbery.

Manila Casino Attack

A lone gunman burst into a Manila casino, fired shots and set gaming tables alight, sowing panic in a country on high alert after martial law was declared in the south. (Reuters)

Manila Casino Attack

Police said earlier the man's motive was likely robbery and that the incident was not terror-related. It appeared the suspect had killed himself after firing at armed officers who were searching the building. (Reuters)

Manila Casino Attack

Patients were moved to the San Juan de Dios hospital reported suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation and some had injuries such as fractures. None had gunshot wounds. (Reuters)

Manila Casino Attack

Employees and tourists were evacuated from the building, some seated at the entrance of a hotel. (Reuters)

Manila Casino Attack

An armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) arrived near the Resorts World Manila after the gunshots and explosions were heard in Pasay City, Metro Manila. (Reuters)

Manila Casino Attack

Dozens of police trucks and a handful of huge Special Action Force vans and armoured personnel carriers lined side streets near the hotel, casino and shopping mall complex as the drama unfolded. (AFP)

Manila Casino Attack

At least 34 bodies were found at the casino resort in the Philippines capital after the attack, most had died of suffocation. (Reuters)