Philippine floods: 600,000 homeless
- Published: 23 Aug 2013 at 11.49
- Online news:
An estimated 600,000 people in the Philippines remained at temporary shelters or with relatives on Friday after days of heavy rain that killed 20, officials said.
A girl babysits her brother inside a temporary shelter at a basketball gym in Calumpit, north of Manila, on August 22, 2013. An estimated 600,000 people remain in shelters or are living with relatives after days of heavy rain.
A day after floods ebbed in the capital Manila, stagnant pools of water and high tides in coastal areas prolonged the misery in the central Luzon plains to the north, civil defence official Josefina Timoteo told AFP.
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