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Philippine officials say heavy rain in mountainous provinces in the north of the country have triggered landslides, killing more than 90 people.

The northern Philippines has been pounded by heavy rain since Typhoon Parma hit the country on Saturday.

Forecasters say Parma was still lingering off the northeastern coast of the Philippines, as it began moving across the South China Sea toward Vietnam. Parma is the second major storm to hit the country in two weeks.

Officials say the landslides have pushed the overall death toll from two weeks of devastating storms on the islands past 450.

Meanwhile in Japan, a separate powerful typhoon tore through the main island Thursday, peeling roofs off houses, and cutting off electricity to hundreds of thousands. The storm has killed at least four people.


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