Commuters ride on a pedicab through floodwaters in Las Pinas, Metro Manila as a storm sweeps across the main Luzon island, Philippines, September 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
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At least three people died and six were missing after a major storm caused widespread flooding in and around the Philippine capital Tuesday, forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down.The tropical depression, which left some people wading through chest-deep waters outside Manila, was the latest to hit the Southeast Asian archipelago, which endures about 20 such storms each year.The storm, locally codenamed "Maring", hit the eastern town of Mauban before moving northwest across the main island of Luzon and passing just beside Manila, the government weather station said.The Philippine islands are often the first major land mass to be hit by storms that generate over the Pacific Ocean, bringing frequent death and misery.
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