Assignment: Asia flooding
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Torrential rains in and around the Philippine capital, Manila, have caused widespread flooding and killed several people.
The effects of the monsoon are being exacerbated by Typhoon Haikui, which hit the eastern coast of China on Wednesday.
Water up to 2.4 meters (around eight feet) deep has left parts of metropolitan Manila completely flooded, with roads and transportation systems blocked and scored of residents fleeing their homes.
Local officials have urged residents to move to higher ground from affected neighborhoods.
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