Torrential Rains Bring Major Flooding, Deadly Landslide to Philippines

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy monsoon rains have flooded the Philippine capital of Manila, triggering a landslide that killed at least 9 people and prompting thousands to leave their homes.

The flooding, some of the worst in recent years, caused neck-deep water in many areas forcing some residents onto their roofs.

Schools and businesses around the country have been ordered closed while military personnel in rubber boats carry out rescue operations.

The capital city, like much of the country, has seen sustained rains since last week when Typhoon Saola battered the region killing more than 50 people.

An estimated 250,000 people have been affected the the floods.