• Short Summary

    Most of Manila, capital of the Philippines, was still under water on Friday (21 May) after floods caused by Typhoon Olga surged through the city drowning at least two children and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 people.

  • Description

    Most of Manila, capital of the Philippines, was still under water on Friday (21 May) after floods caused by Typhoon Olga surged through the city drowning at least two children and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 people.
    The floods, the worst to his the Manila district in four years, left houses submerged in some parts.
    Most government offices, banks and the Stock Exchange were closed. The Red Cross said government and relief agencies had started feeding the victims, who were being housed in schools, churches and hospitals.
    Meanwhile, Typhoon Olga moved out to sea form the northern Philippines and rescuers searched for large numbers of missing people. So far, 41 people are reported dead.
    The typhoon was the worst to strike the Philippines for years. It brought with it more than 38 inches (97 cms) of rain in two days, nearly half the country's annual rainfall.
    The Philippines lies in the path of typhoons sweeping in from the Pacific, which annually take a heavy toll of life and property in the country.
    As floodwaters in Manila began to subside, weathermen were keeping a wary eye on another typhoon, Pamela, which was expected to follow in Olga's wake after devastating Guam.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5YF7JNN39IFIJNYMK1YTYBSWG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YF7JNN39IFIJNYMK1YTYBSWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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