Heavy rain floods Philippine capital; markets, schools shut

September 19, 2014 6:37 AM

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Heavy rain floods Philippine capital; markets, schools shut

MANILA (Reuters) - Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north.

Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were moved to higher ground, officials said, as flood waters rose quickly after the equivalent of half a month's usual rain fell in six hours.

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