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Floods paralyse Philippine capital Manila

At least sixteen people have been reported dead as torrential rain caused flooding that paralysed most parts of the Philippine capital, Manila.

The flooding - neck-deep in some areas - forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, closing schools, offices and the stock exchange.

Nine members of one family died after a landslide hit shanty houses in Quezon City, a government report said.

More than 50 people died when Typhoon Saola struck more than a week ago.

Kate McGeown reports.

  • 07 Aug 2012