Rain pummels stricken Philippines
- Published: 20 Aug 2013 at 08.49
- Online news:
Torrential rain relentlessly battered the flood-soaked Philippine capital and surrounding farming areas on Tuesday, raising fears that the toll from monsoons which have killed three this week would climb higher.
Residents ride on a bamboo raft over floodwaters in the farming town of Novaleta, on August 19, 2013. Torrential rain has hit large parts of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas for a second day.
Schools and government offices in Manila and many neighbouring regions were closed for a second consecutive day, as floods swelled high into urban as well as rural homes.
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