Philippine Air Force aerial photograph of buildings submerged by floodwaters
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Chaos caused by fatal Philippine floods

At least 19 people have died in severe floods in the Philippine capital, Manila, and nearby areas.

More than 80,000 people are being looked after in emergency shelters, with torrential rain leaving low-lying areas underwater.

Rescuers are using rubber boats to reach stranded people, but some have refused to leave amid fears of looting.

Kate McGeown reports from Manila.

  • 08 Aug 2012
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