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2 die in landslides after Philippines hit with heavy rains

AP  |  Manila 

A tropical depression has dumped heavy rains in the Philippines, flooding metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces and causing a landslide that killed two brothers.

Financial markets, offices and schools were closed today while several flights were canceled.

Disaster response official Elmer Espiritu said the brothers, aged 14 and 17, died when a landslide covered their shanty at the foot of a hill before dawn today in Taytay town near Manila.

The Philippine weather bureau says Tropical Depression Maring made landfall in eastern Quezon province today morning, packing 60 kilometers per hour winds and gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour. It warned that continued moderate to heavy rains in Manila and nearby provinces along the cyclone's path may trigger flash floods and landslides.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 10:32 IST