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A killer typhoon hits the Philippines. This photo is not mine. Please see photo details and news below. (1,785 views)

PLEASE READ THIS:

I DO NOT claim this to be my photo.
This is not mine and if you view the
details of this post, you should see
the PHOTO CREDITS.

The purpose of this repost is to inform
those who are not here in the Philippines.

This photo is properly credited.

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PHOTO DETAILS REPOSTED:

26/09/2009 WIRE:
A resident helps a woman evacuate during flooding in Bocaue outskirts beside a highway north of Manila September 26, 2009. Thousands of people in the Philippine capital and nearby towns were marooned by flashfloods after a strong typhoon hit the main island of Luzon on Saturday, disaster officials said.

(PHOTO CREDIT:
REUTERS/Erik de Castro (PHILIPPINES ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

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NEWS DETALS:

Dozens killed and 280,000 displaced by storm in the Philippines

At least 51 people were killed and more than a quarter of a million displaced after tropical storm Ketsana dumped the heaviest rainfall
on the Philippines capital Manila in more than four decades.

Manila and surrounding areas were lashed with heavy rains for nine hours on Saturday, leading to flash floods that inundated about 80
per cent of the capital of more than 12 million people.

The deluge left some areas under up to 20 feet of water, stranding
entire families on rooftops and forcing the government to declare a "state of calamity”.

Highways were turned into raging rivers that swept away shanties
and cars. Video footage from military helicopters showed desperate residents marooned on rooftops pleading for food and help.

Please read more here:

www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6851191....

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