Thu, Aug 22, 2013 - Page 5 News List

Rains continue to pound Manila

WATER TORTURE:One of the worst-affected areas was the coastal district of Cavite near the capital, where residents endured waist-deep water streaming through their homes

AFP, MANILA

The Southeast Asian archipelago endures about 20 major storms or typhoons annually, generally in the second half of the year and many of them deadly.

More than 460 people were killed in 2009 when Tropical Storm Ketsana left 80 percent of Manila submerged and in August last year, 51 people died when more than a month’s worth of rain was dumped in and around Manila in 48 hours.

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