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Last Updated: Wednesday August 15 2007 14:27 GMT

In pictures: Floods cause chaos in Manila

Floods in Manila

Heavy rain has caused severe flooding across the Philippines capital city, Manila, causing chaos for loads of people.

Floods in Manila

Schools in the city were told to close and businesses faced major disruption as the rains kept coming.

Floods in Manila

Traffic struggled to get through the city as blocked drains meant the roads quickly turned into rivers, leaving workers to wade into work instead.

Floods in Manila

Lots of people had to clamber aboard this makeshift raft as they tried to get away from the flood waters and find some dry land.

Floods in Manila

These boys made the most of an unexpected day off school by playing in the flood waters.

Floods in Manila

But not everyone looked so happy to be getting soaked on their journey home.

Floods in Manila

The storms are thought to have been caused by Typhoon Sepat, which passed the east coast of the main island of Luzon but is not expected to hit the Philippines directly.

Floods in Manila

But weather experts have warned that more tropical storms are expected to hit the country over the next few days.