New Philippine floods kill dozens
More than 90 people have been killed by flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in the northern Philippines, reports say.
In the mountainous Benguet province, local officials said at least 69 people had been killed, BBC reported.
The country is still dealing with the aftermath of two devastating typhoons.
Typhoon Ketsana left at least 300 people dead and hundreds of thousands stranded, while Typhoon Parma caused further damage just over a week later.
Benguet provincial governor Nestor Fongwan told the AFP news agency that 69 people in the province had been killed across five districts.
Another 17 people were killed in the city of Baguio, civil defence official Peter Fianza told AFP.
There were reports that some of the landslides were caused by water that was released from dams in the wake of Typhoon Parma.
The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said thousands of people had been stranded on rooftops and higher ground.
In Pangasinan province, Lt Col Ernesto Torres of the NDCC told Reuters news agency that 30,000 people had been evacuated and 60-80% of the land was flooded.
"We have difficulty in trying to reach and rescue people in flooded areas because of the strong currents and because of the rains," provincial Governor Amado Espino told Reuters.