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Landslide Death Toll Above 200 in Northern Philippines

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Workers unearthed more bodies Saturday in the northern Philippines, where floods and landslides caused by typhoon Parma have killed more than 200 people.

Officials say the death toll continues to rise and many people are still missing. The latest fatalities include firefighters who were involved in rescue operations.

Reports from the region say floods are receding, but some area remain under water. Rescue teams in helicopters and boats are trying to reach residents trapped on the roofs of their homes.

Typhoon Parma hit the country last Saturday, just days after typhoon Ketsana. The two storms killed about 600 people. Officials say more than 300,000 people are in makeshift shelters after floods washed away entire villages.

The United Nations has appealed for $74 million in emergency aid.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.