Philippines braces for more rains after floods, landslides kill 42

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The Philippines on Tuesday braced for more rains from a low-pressure system after floods and landslides killed 42 people and displaced more than 203,000 in southern provinces last week, dpa reported.

The weather bureau said the low pressure area, expected to be nearly stationary for the next couple of days, was causing moderate to heavy rains in provinces that were flooded last week.

The former tropical depression Lingling had weakened after triggering floods and landslides in 15 southern provinces, the bureau said.

Eight people were still missing, the national disaster relief agency said.

Eastern provinces badly devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November were also experiencing heavy rains. The typhoon killed more than 6,000 people and displaced more than 4 million.

Other parts of the Philippines were also experiencing cooler weather, with temperatures dropping to as low as 8.4 degrees Celsius in the northern mountain city of Baguio, the country's summer capital.

In Manila, the temperature has dropped to as low as 17.5 degrees Celsius, the weather bureau said.

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