Azerbaijani Politics 12 september — 16:48

Tropical Depression Maring batters Philippines

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Heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Maring triggered flooding Tuesday as schools suspended classes and work was suspended at government offices in Luzon, Anadolu Agency reports.

Overnight rains and the threat of Typhoon Lannie also caused the suspension of court operations and legislative hearings and the cancellation of several flights as well as boat trips and sports activities scheduled in Manila.

Orange and yellow rainfall warnings for Metro Manila and Luzon provinces due to heavy rains have been issued by state weather bureau PAGASA, according to media reports.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the weather bureau said the orange warning level was up in the areas of Cavite, Laguna and Batangas as flooding is threatening these provinces due to heavy rains brought on by the cyclone.

PAGASA said Metro Manila and the provinces of Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Zambales, Rizal and Quezon were placed under the yellow warning alert.

At the height of heavy rains earlier, two people were reportedly killed and 13 missing in areas of Luzon.

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