In deep water after typhoon lashes Philippines

A resident holding onto a rope as he negotiates a current along a highway submerged by flood waters in Santa Rosa town, Nueva Ecija province, north of the Philippine capital Manila yesterday, a day after Typhoon Koppu hit Aurora province. Residents o
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A resident holding onto a rope as he negotiates a current along a highway submerged by flood waters in Santa Rosa town, Nueva Ecija province, north of the Philippine capital Manila yesterday, a day after Typhoon Koppu hit Aurora province. Residents of flooded farming villages were trapped on rooftops yesterday and animals were swept down fast-rising rivers as Typhoon Koppu dumped heavy rain on the country. According to the Social Welfare Ministry, more than 200,000 people were displaced on the main Luzon island, home to nearly half the nation's population.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2015, with the headline 'In deep water after typhoon lashes Philippines'. Print Edition | Subscribe