Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Thousands flee flooding in Manila

Canberra Times 2013-08-20: High and dry: Makeshift rafts ferry pedestrians through floodwaters that submerged parts of the financial district of Makati on Tuesday. Photo: Getty More than 200,000 flood-battered residents of thePhilippine capital fled their homes on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have killed eight people, submerged more than half of Manila. Streets turned into rivers with water rising above two-metres in some parts of the megacity of 12 million people, while vast areas of neighbouring farming regions on the main island of Luzon were also inundated. "I was crying when I saw my house... more »


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