thousands displaced as Typhoon Koppu drenches Philippines


Flood waters unleashed by a deadly, slow-moving typhoon have invaded more and more towns in the northern Philippines, forcing people to clamber onto rooftops to await rescue.

Typhoon Koppu began its multiday battering of the region over the weekend, killing at least two people, injuring five others and driving 20,000 residents from their homes.

The fierce storm has been lumbering around the country's main island of Luzon at an excruciatingly slow pace, setting off floods and landslides across the rugged terrain.