At least 15 people have been killed after more than 24 hours of torrential rain in the Philippines capital Manila and surrounding areas.
Officials say the heavy rain triggered a landslide in a slum in northern Manila, which buried several houses.
The bodies of nine members of one family have been recovered.
Four people have been rescued alive.
The search is continuing, with rescuers unsure how many more people are missing.
Half of the capital is flooded, with water in some areas reaching neck deep.
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes, but rescuers are struggling to get to others who have been stranded by the rising waters.
Schools, businesses and most government offices in the city are shut.
The rain is not expected to ease for at least another day.
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11:48 EST South Australia's month of recovery from a long dry spell is continuing with the state about to be graced with the most widespread rain since last winter, according to weatherzone.com.au.