» 08/08/2012, 00.00
Manila, 16 dead and over 700 thousand displaced by floods
Relentless rain for 72-hours. Capital and the northern provinces of Luzon island worst hit. 90 municipalities submerged or swept away by the raging waters.
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The provinces north of Manila, the most affected. Thousands of people find refuge in makeshift centers or on rooftops over past two days. Rescue teams using rafts, made more difficult by slow passage of typhoon. Regional superior: "It moves slowly, hampering relief efforts: to understand the extent of the damage we will have to wait for it to pass."
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