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People watch as water swamps van on Marikina river bank

/ 10:03 AM August 22, 2017

Several men look on as the Marikina River swamps a van parked on the bank. SCREENGRAB FROM RADIO INQUIRER 990 / JAN ESCOSIO

A passenger van parked on the bank of the Marikina river was swamped by rising water on Tuesday as people helplessly watched, radio reports said.

A Radyo Inquirer video posted on Twitter showed an unattended van slowly getting submerged by river water that rose to 16 meters following several days of intermittent heavy rain in Metro Manila.

People can also be seen standing on a concrete platform nearby while watching the van go under water.

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The southwest monsoon, which is being enhanced by Tropical Storm “Isang,” has been dumping heavy rain on the metropolis.

Video from Radyo Inquirer Jan Escosio

In a separate report, dzMM Radyo Patrol said authorities raised Alert Level 2 at 8:23 a.m. on the Marikina river.

Clarence Laureano, equipment operator of the Marikina river, advised residents living near the river to evacuate as the possibility of flooding may occur, the report added. CBB

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