EPA 2012-08-08 07:55:20 Floods in Manila and north provinces
Filipinos sit on the roof of shanties while others go through floodwaters in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines 08 August 2012. Torrential rain and massive flooding in the Philippine capital and northern provinces on 07 August forced thousands to flee their homes while hundreds more were stranded on their rooftops as the muddy waters rose. The deluge forced 242,211 residents to flee to evacuation centers in the capital and 11 provinces, while 607,941 people had taken refuge with relatives and friends, according to the Office of Civil Defence (OCD). Eighteen people have been reported killed from the floods and landslides. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA
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