Car stuck in waist-deep floodwater after trying to pass through submerged road in the Philippines


A car was stuck in waist-deep floodwater after trying to pass through a submerged road in the Philippines.

Footage shows the black sedan stranded in the middle of the water while waiting for rescuers and the water to recede in Mandaue City on October 1.

Onlooker Lhormela Bayones said: ‘It rained hard that day. We were also stranded for almost an hour while waiting for the torrent to pass. We were not sure why the driver pushed through despite the height of the flood.’

An approaching bus could be seen passing through the deluge and made a wave that shook the smaller vehicle in its place.

After almost two hours, the water slightly receded and the car was towed from the area to a nearby repair shop. No one was reported hurt in the incident.

The Philippines and other countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are in the middle of their tropical monsoon rainy season, which lasts until October or November. Soaring temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius are often followed by powerful tropical storms with thunder, lightning, rain and flash floods which cause rivers to flow faster and become dangerous.