Manila flooding leaves 16 dead

Manila flooding leaves 16 dead

At least 16 people have died in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, due to flooding since Typhoon Saola struck the country.

The BBC has reported that up to 80,000 people are taking refuge in emergency shelters as torrential rain has left large areas of the country underwater.

A state of emergency has been issued and the government has admitted it has limited resources to cope with the disaster.

Many schools and businesses have been shut with the flood water said to be neck-deep in some places.

Manila has seen more than half the usual rainfall for August fall in the last 24 hours.

Typhoon Saola hit Manila and the northern part of the country just over a week ago leaving 50 people dead.

Forecasters have said more rain is expected.


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