LOOK: There's a flood inside the MRT


Posted at Sep 19 2014 02:35 PM | Updated as of Sep 19 2014 10:37 PM

MANILA - Twitter user Yves Gonzalez, who used to work for the Metro Manila Development Authority, has tweeted a photo of a "puddle-deep flood" inside a coach of the Metro Rail Transit.

In his Twitter account, Gonzalez said the puddle was caused by a leak in one of the MRT coaches.

"That particular train had a leak in 1 of its cars kaya it was dripping inside. Hopefully it's an isolated case," he said.

Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) shut down the Philippine capital Manila on Friday, stranding motorists and forcing tens of thousands to flee their flooded homes, officials said.

A major river burst its banks on Manila's heavily populated eastern districts, while other parts of the sprawling metropolis and the region north of the capital also suffered widespread flooding, though no casualties were reported.

Although Mario's winds were relatively light, with maximum speeds of 65 kilometers (40 miles) an hour, the storm brought heavy downpours, dumping some 268 millimeters (10.5 inches) of rain on the capital overnight, state weather forecaster Gener Quitlong told AFP.