Back-to-back typhoons have left at least 55 people dead and rescuers scrambling to deliver food and water to hundreds of villagers marooned on rooftops for four days by floods in the northern Philippines.

Typhoon Nalgae blew into Isabela province on Saturday and moved across the main Luzon Island’s mountainous north and agricultural plains that were still sodden from fierce rain and wind.

Philippine officials say Nalgae left at least three people dead on Saturday while Typhoon Nesat killed 52 others in the same region before blowing out on Friday.

Benito Ramos of the Office of Civil Defence says hundreds of villagers remained trapped on rooftops on Sunday in a flooded town north of Manila.


Second typhoon in week batters Philippines October 1, 2011

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