Heavy rains paralyze Manila, kill 9

Torrential rains in the Philippine capital triggered a landslide that killed nine people and sent government emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents, some of whom were stranded on the roofs of their inundated homes.

Incessant downpours set off by the seasonal monsoon overflowed major dams and rivers in Manila and surrounding provinces and put authorities and troops on alert. (Read the rest of this entry)