Casino on Fire – level 3

07-06-2017 15:00

A gunman stormed into a casino in Manila, poured gasoline on the gambling tables and set them ablaze. Thirty-six people suffocated from the smoke and at least 70 people were injured in the huge stampede away from the fires.

Despite claims otherwise, the Philippine authorities believe that the attack was not terror-related, and that the motive of the gunman who stole £1.7 million worth of chips is thought to be robbery. However, people discovered the suspect dead in an adjacent hotel of a predicted suicide.

Difficult words: ablaze (on fire), stampede (the rapid movement of a crowd), claim (what somebody says or thinks), adjacent (nearby).

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