At least 19 people have died in severe floods in the Philippine capital,
and nearby areas as a result of intense, heavy rainfall over recent days. The
capital city of Manila
got 504 millimeters (about 20 inches) of rain on Tuesday.
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More than 80,000 people are being looked after in emergency shelters, with torrential rain leaving low-lying areas underwater.
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Rescuers are using rubber boats to reach stranded people, but some have refused to leave amid fears of looting.
AJE Video report:
Fuelled by seasonal monsoon rains and a nearby tropical storm, widespread flooding in the
Philippines worsened on Tuesday,
killing at least 11 people, the national disaster agency reported.
A landslide in the Manila suburb of
Quezon City buried two houses, leaving nine
people dead and four others injured, according to the National Disaster Risk
Reduction and Management Centre. Three of the dead were children, the state-run
Philippines News Agency reported.
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The worst hit parts of
were mostly the poorest districts, where millions of slum dwellers have built
homes along riverbanks and other areas susceptible to flooding. Residents of
low-lying slums fled the huge shantytowns, lining Manila's rivers and sewers for the safety of
schools, gymnasiums and government buildings as the downpour generated by
seasonal monsoons struck overnight.
About 80 per cent of
a sprawling metropolis of about 12 million people, remained inundated on
Wednesday, Benito Ramos, head of the national disaster agency, told Reuters