Heavy rain has flooded villages around Mount Mayon in central Philippines as state volcanologists warned residents to prepare to flee as the risk of mud slides increased.
More than 75,000 people have been evacuated from the area
Experts warn mudflow carrying boulders the size of houses could bury communities
Many farmers and workers have failed to heed evacuation orders
The volcano continued to spew lava and ash while ankle-deep floods clogged streets and forced the relocation of some evacuees staying in temporary shelters in low-lying areas.
The state volcanology institute has raised lahar, or mudflow, warnings in towns and villages near Mount Mayon, saying large boulders and mud coming from the summit could bury communities.
More than 75,000 people have fled their homes in the extended nine kilometre danger zone around Mount Mayon.