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The capital of Philippines hit hard by water shortage

Updated : March 13, 2019 12:37 PM IST

Parts of metropolitan Manila are suffering from a water shortage due to the continued dip of levels at the La Mesa dam as the country enters the dry season and the onset of El Nino which causes below normal rainfall conditions.

Residents line up to fill water containers along a street in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents line up to fill water containers along a street in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Water drops from a faucet as residents wait for trucks bearing water to return in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Water drops from a faucet as residents wait for trucks bearing water to return in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A woman watches residents fill water containers along a street in Mandaluyong. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A woman watches residents fill water containers along a street in Mandaluyong. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents carry containers as they collect water outside their homes in Mandaluyong. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents carry containers as they collect water outside their homes in Mandaluyong. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents line up with containers as they wait for water trucks in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents line up with containers as they wait for water trucks in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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