Motorcycle rider scrambles to safety after getting caught in flash flood


Footage shows two men trying to rescue stranded motorcycle from flash floods in the Philippines.

Driver Cris Jhon Escueta said the fast-flowing water suddenly rose as he crossed the Bantac River in Magpet, Cotabato province, on January 15. He was forced to leave his motorcycle to scramble to a safe place.

Cris said: ‘Luckily there were two men near the river and they helped save the motor that was swept away by the flood.’

The heavy rains were caused by a low-pressure area of weather and northeast monsoon which overflowed Kapingkong and Ala river running across the province.