Hundreds stranded due to flash flood in Valenzuela

Posted at 08/31/11 2:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of commuters were stranded in Valenzuela City when a downpour triggered a flash flood in Marulas on Wednesday.

The McArthur Highway was quickly inundated. Some parts of the highway were already rendered impassable to light vehicles because of waist-deep floodwaters.

Some of the commuters, particularly students, stood helplessly on the sidewalk while waiting for the flood to recede.

Others have decided to try and board buses that were already overloaded with passengers.