The Civil Defence officials confirmed that the floods in the Philippines had killed 2 people, several went missing, and around 46,000 people were forced to evacuate from their homes.
The heavy seasonal rain invited the Christmas flood to the region, turning the celebration of the most important holiday into a saddening incident.
Robinson Lacre, the civil defence worker, spoke to the media and said that the water level rose above the chest in several areas of the Philippines. Resulting which 33,000 of the 45,700 people having to evacuate from their homes. Although the coastguard has reached several families in Ozamiz city and Clarin town, many people are still missing. Till now, two deaths have been recorded. The coastguard also said that strong winds and big waves sank a fishing boat on Christmas Day off the coast of the central island of Leyte. In the incident, two crew members lost their lives. However, they managed to rescue six members.
Reportedly, the central and southern Philippines have been most affected by the disaster. Countless people travel to visit and spend Christmas with their families every year. However, this year the joy drowned under the rising flood water.