Hanoi (VNA)
– A national of the Republic of Korea (RoK) was found shot to death in the Philippines’ resort province of Cebu, the RoK foreign ministry said on May 21.

The victim was said to be a man in his 40s. His body was discovered in a house in Lapu-Lapu City on the afternoon of May 20 after a neighbour, who reportedly sensed a foul odour from the house, reported the case to the police.

The time of death was estimated to be between two and three days prior to the reporting.

RoK consular officers have been sent to the scene to join the Filipino police's investigation, while 3 forensic experts from the RoK National Police Agency will also arrive soon.

If the case is concluded as murder, the victim will be the first RoK citizen killed in the Philippines this year.

The number of RoK nationals killed in the Southeast Asian country was 11 in 2015 and 9 in 2016.-VNA