4 dead, 6 missing in floods and landslides in Philippines

Filipinos ride a boat as they cross a flooded street in Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday. (AP Photo)

MANILA: A tropical depression dumped heavy rain on the Philippines on Tuesday, flooding metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces and causing landslides and flash floods that killed at least four people.

Six others were missing, including five residents of Laguna province, where floods swept away a house next to a swollen river, disaster relief officials said. The other missing person was reported in nearby Cavite province, where several areas were submerged.

Financial markets, government offices and schools were closed and at least 21 flights were cancelled or diverted.

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