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Taiwanese dies while playing at casino

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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AN elderly female Taiwanese national collapsed and died while playing at a slot machine inside a Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) casino in Sta. Mesa, Manila, the other night.

Victim Mei Tiem Lin, 73, of 1020 Masangkay Street, Binondo, Manila, was said to be playing at the Club Tropicana Casino on V. Mapa Street in Sta. Mesa at around 9:40 p.m. when she collapsed.
   
The Manila Police District (MPD)-Crimes Against Persons Investigation Section (CAPIS) said the Taiwanese was rushed to the hospital by casino guard Robert Montilla but she was declared dead on arrival.
   
Her friend Jimmy Yu, 76, a businessman, told probers that the victim had no relatives in the country.