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Thousands flee floods in the Philippines
 

Floodwaters on Tuesday engulfed at least a third of Manila, the Filipino capital, forcing thousands of residents to flee the city. Manila has been buffeted by a week's worth of monsoon rains and flooding, which has killed about 50 people and forced some 250,000 others to evacuate. Images of the storm-wracked city show survivors clinging to ropes and poles to avoid being swept away by the water, and evacuees forging through waist-high water. It is Manila's worst storm since 2009, when two storms killed 900 people.

 

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