Manila floods: Massive city clean-up under way


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One of many residents of Marikina city combing through the muddy flood aftermath.

Massive clean-up efforts are under way in Manila after heavy rains deluged the Philippine capital over the weekend.

At least three people are known to have died in the flooding, say officials.

Piles of garbage and plastic debris have washed up on roads and side streets, a result of overflowing major dams and rivers that serve the city.

Residents have been pitching in to recover lost valuables and salvageable material from the wreckage. But it remains a mammoth task in many areas.

The rains also triggered flooding in nearby low-lying provinces.

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Here’s a wider look at the scale of damage. Cleaning this is no easy feat.

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Images of overturned vehicles from around Metro Manila have also been making their rounds.

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This Manila resident had a lucky (albeit muddy) find on Sunday.

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Government officials have helped evacuate thousands of residents from low-lying areas affected by the wet weather, brought by Tropical Storm Yagi and the monsoon season.

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Weather turmoil is nothing new to the Philippines. The South East Asian nation regularly experiences typhoons and extreme flash floods.

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But Filipinos pride themselves on their resilience and spirit in the face of these disasters.

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One couple won viral fame after pushing ahead with wedding plans – bride Jobel Delos Angeles was pictured walking proudly down the aisle of her flooded church.


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