Dozens Dead as Mudslides, New Floods Hit Philippines

Overflow from dams could be behind the slides
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2009 10:45 PM CDT
Residents go on their daily business despite continued flooding east of Manila, Philippines, on Thursday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Landslides and continued flooding in the wake of two typhoons have killed more than 90 people in the Philippines. Many areas of the country are still underwater, and some reports suggest that water released by dams after Typhoons Ketsana and Parma is responsible for the landslides.