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Philippines floods Thousands flee Manila, one dead

Sep 19, 2014    

Manila Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and one girl drowned in the Philippines capital on Friday as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-plagued country.Rescue workers in trucks and rubber dinghies plucked residents from the tops of flooded homes, after one of Manila's major rivers burst its banks, swamping heavily populated eastern districts."We're dealing with floods over a large area. Our local as well as national responders are out there leading the rescue operations," Mina Marasigan, spokeswoman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

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