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Six killed in Philippines flash floods

india Updated: Oct 03, 2006 13:19 IST

Flash floods and landslides east of Manila left at least six people dead and six more missing, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities braced for another storm on the heels of a deadly typhoon last week.

Flash floods washed away several houses in Rizal province, about 30 km east of Manila, overnight, killing three people in Antipolo and three others in Teresa town, said assistance social welfare worker Monette Martin.

Six other people were reported missing, she said, as floods caused the Angono River to swell, closing a bridge and submerging dozens of shanties.

The northern Philippines was reeling from Typhoon Xangsane, which cut across Luzon island on Thursday, leaving at least 76 dead and dozens missing and causing widespread damage and power cuts.

Forecasters said a new storm, Bebinca, was packing maximum winds of 85 kph and gusts of up to 100 kph as it moved toward an area between Luzon and Taiwan later this week.