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Move to drain out Philippine floodwaters

Government evacuates towns in Manila in effort to clear clogged drainage systems that worsened floods.

Last Modified: 19 Aug 2013 09:41
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Flooding caused by torrential rains in the Philippines has brought parts of the capital, Manila, to a standstill.

At least two people are reported dead and some schools and offices have been forced to close.

The government has evacuated shanty towns in Manila in an effort to clear clogged drainage systems that have worsened the floods.

Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Manila.

 

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