A young boy carries his dog during Tropical storm Trami, which has flooded Manila. Photo: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
Families have seeking shelter after monsoon rains have flooded Manila for the past three days. A photo of a boy carrying his dog, while making his way through the flood waters in a metro area of the Philippine capital, went viral and highlights the plight of nearly 300,000 people displaced from their homes.
Financial markets suspended trading and most banks and private firms were closed as a month's normal rainfall fell in just one day. The flood waters submerged 50 percent of the city on Tuesday. Today, water levels dropped, but about 15 percent of Metro Manila is still flooded.
Photo: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
The heavy rain took many by surprise and has killed 15.
Tropical storm Trami, also brought high winds of of 95 kph near the centre. It is expected to move towards northern Taiwan later this week.
Read more about the monsoon here.