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Torrential rains flood Metro, kills 2 in mishap

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Torrential rains flood Metro, kills 2 in mishap

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  • Wednesday, 04 July 2012
Two people were killed after a wall collapsed from heavy rains that pounded Metro Manila yesterday, bringing floods that have been worsened by garbage clogging the city’s sewers and drains, officials said.

Waist-deep floods swamped low-lying areas of Manila after a dam near the city overspilled and had to open its gates, swelling rivers downstream, Anna Orallo of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), said.

The capital recorded its first deaths from the weather early yesterday when two Valenzuela residents were crushed to death after a “stone wall beside their house collapsed because of the rain,” Orallo said.

Teams were deployed in the capital to provide help in case the flooding worsened, Metropolitan Manila Deve-lopment Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/1086-torrential-rains-flood-metro-kills-2-in-mishap

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