Photos: Typhoon Rammasun Shuts Down Manila, 13 killed

16 07 2014
Strong winds from Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) uprooted a decades-old tree which fell on a red car.

Strong winds from Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) uprooted a decades-old tree which fell on a red car.

Typhoon Rammasun is the first major typhoon of the season that hit the Philippines.

Locally as “Glenda”, the category 3 hurricane made landfall near Legazpi City on Tuesday evening.

At least 13 people were killed across the country.

Ferocious wind gusts approaching 200 kilometres (120 miles) an hour, tore roofs off houses, overturned cars and ripped down electricity lines in Manila, as well as remote fishing villages hundreds of kilometres away.

People walk among debris and a boat destroyed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun in Manila

People walk among debris and a boat destroyed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun in Manila

Millions were without electricity.

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Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerged Manila

8 08 2012

Rescuers evacuate some residents while others return to their submerged houses in Marikina City Metro Manila August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains had flooded Manila and nearby provinces.

Motorists and passengers are trapped in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as heavy rains continue in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer

So far, at least 64 people were killed by the flood and landslides and  850,000 people were displaced.

Half of Manila was sank by floods as high as three meters.

This is a disaster!

Rescuers help residents wade through a flooded road in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Filipino rescuers dig for survivors where four homes collapsed in a landslide incident in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents. (AP Photo/Mike Alquinto)

Residents wade through floodwaters as another looks down from a rooftop in Marikina City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Rescuers rushed to reach trapped residents across the Philippine capital on Tuesday, as torrential rains triggered severe flooding. Flood waters reached up to two metres (6.5 feet) in the village of Tumana in Marikina City, an eastern suburb of metropolitan Manila, where some residents were stranded in their homes. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Residents wade through floodwaters in Tinajeros, Malabon city, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. More than 20,000 people across Manila and nearby provinces are staying inside evacuation shelters, the welfare department said. REUTERS/Stringer

Filipinos move around roofs as floodwaters rise in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Alquinto)





9 Killed On Hijacked Tourist Bus In Manila

24 08 2010

On August 23, 2010, a man hijacked a tourist bus in Manila.

The tourist are from Hong Kong.

He was a policeman but he was sacked.

He hijacked the bus because he want to be a policeman again.

At first he let go nine hostages.

Then he got angry and started shooting.

The police tried to save the hostages.

He was killed by the police.

I wonder why people need to hijack and killed hostages when they are angry.

  

It is not a good way to get what you want.

Hijacking is a disaster; just like a war.

We should not use violence because violence can destroy our Earth.

Workers carry the body of one of the victims killed during the hostage drama Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at the police headquzrters in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Philippines. An angry ex-policeman hijacked a bus ful of Hong Kong tourists holding them for 12 hours in a televised stand off before a police raid that ended with eight hostages and the gunman dead. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Members of the SWAT teams prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of hte hostages crawled out of the back door. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Policemen prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

** ADDS IDENTITY OF HOSTAGE-TAKER ROLANDO MENDOZA ** Rescue units wheel away the body of hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza, 55, following an assault by police and SWAT members to rescue hostages in a bus at Manila's Rizal Park Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine police stormed the bus Monday evening after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists, and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door. Mendoza was killed along with an undetermined number of hostages. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)








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