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Floods paralyse Philippine capital Manila

At least eight people have been reported dead as torrential rain caused flooding that paralysed most parts of the Philippine capital, Manila, BBC informs.The flooding – neck-deep in some areas – forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, closing schools, offices and the stock exchange.Eight members of one family died after a landslide hit shanty houses in Quezon City, reports said.More than 50 people died when Typhoon Saola struck more than a week ago. Widespread flooding has been reported in the capital and the surrounding provinces, according to a statement from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. It said “the south-west monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm ‘Haikui’ located 300km north-east of Taiwan” was expected to bring more rain. “Expect landslides and flashfloods in mountainous areas and floods in low-lying areas.”

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