4 dead as 'Maring' swamps Metro, Luzon

Residents wade and ride on pedicabs through floodwaters in Las Pinas Metro Manila

Storm Maring made landfall in Mauban town, eastern Philippines on early September 12 and moved northwest across the main island of Luzon and swept through Manila with gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour.

Several areas are flooded in Metro Manila. Clockwise from top, left: Commuters cross Rizal Avenue on a boat; residents of Tatalon, Quezon City wade in knee-deep waters; heavy traffic at South Luzon Expressway; and a school caretaker moves chairs to higher ground in Noveleta, Cavite.

Among the fatalities were two brothers aged 14 and 17, whose house was buried in a landslide in a slum community at the foot of a hill in Taytay town in the province of Rizal, just east of Manila.

Tropical Depression "Maring" has been dumping heavy rains in large swaths of Luzon, triggering floods in some low-lying areas.

Number coding in Makati City has also been suspended.

It was moving west northwest at 15 kph.

Al Quiblat, weather chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration-Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan), said that Metro Cebu and some parts of the Visayas region would still be experiencing cloudy skies with light to moderate rains with thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday.

The mother of the two, Judith Pondal, sustained a fractured left hand following the landslide at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, the NDRRMC said.

Lannie is expected to exit tomorrow.

PAGASA also continues to monitor Typhoon Lannie (Talim), which is not directly affecting the country.

In Quezon, 22 passengers were rescued from a stranded DLTB Bus, Marasigan added. She said the two took shelter in a safe area and are accounted for.

Residents in coastal areas in the provinces of Laguna, Quezon and Batangas were evacuated. He said the province also experienced power outage.

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