Major floods in Manila as typhoon batters Philippines

Manila (AFP) – The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila yesterday, trapping people on rooftops and claiming at least two lives in another part of the country.

Typhoon Vamco packed winds of up to 155 kilometres per hour as it swept across the country’s largest island of Luzon after making landfall overnight.

Authorities warned of landslides and potentially deadly storm surges along the coast. Heavy rain effectively shut down Manila, the sprawling capital of 12 million people, and surrounding areas, turning streets into rivers.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin