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75 dead in Philippine landslides

At least 75 people were killed in a series of landslides brought about by days of heavy rains in the northern Philippines, officials said on Friday.

world Updated: Oct 09, 2009 10:32 IST

At least 75 people were killed in a series of landslides brought about by days of heavy rains in the northern Philippines, officials said on Friday.

Seventy two remained missing in the landslides, which occurred in Benguet and Mountain provinces since on Thursday.

The northern Philippines has been battered by heavy rains brought about by weakened typhoon Parma, which has been hovering over the area since the weekend.