Actress Azenith Briones injured in Resorts World attack

Carolyn Bonquin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 02 2017 02:48 PM | Updated as of Jun 02 2017 07:21 PM

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Actress Azenith Briones. Photo taken from Briones' facebook page

MANILA (UPDATE) - Actress Azenith Briones was among those injured in the Resorts World Manila attack early Friday morning.

Eleuterio Reyes, Briones' husband, was reported as one of the 38 fatalities at around 5:50 p.m.

Briones said she and her husband were at the casino complex when the attack happened.

The actress, part of the cast of "Temptation Island," said she was buying food at around midnight when the incident happened.

"Alas-12 nangyari e. Nasa 2nd floor ako. Bumibili ako ng pagkain. 'Nung nakita ko yun, pumasok na ko sa kitchen. Nagpatulong na ako sa mga staff ng kitchen tapos yung suffocation nakatakas kami, nakatalon kami. Asawa ko kasama ko, may sisingilin lang ako," she said.

She jumped from the 2nd floor to the ground floor and has not heard from her husband. "Asawa ko. 12 o'clock pa ng madaling araw nangyari. Tapos ngayon wala pa sinasabi," she said.

A lone, armed suspect attacked the casino complex last night and torched casino tables before committing suicide.

Police have ruled out terrorism as a motive in the incident, which has left 37 people dead, including the gunman, mostly due to suffocation brought about by the fire. -- With a report from Zandro Ochona, ABS-CBN News