Flash floods batter villages in the south of the Philippines

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Roads were severely flooded after two days of non-stop rain in Davao City, the Philippines.

The water was seen gushing through roads as the rain continued to pour making it hard for motorists to pass on January 16.

Onlooker Denden Peresores said some of their neighbours had been evacuated that day.

He said: ‘Some of the areas in our village are low while there is also higher ground because we live close to the mountains.

‘Some of our neighbours on the lower parts went to the evacuation centres to be sure.’ 

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.