House collapses in raging flood water as Philippines hit by torrential rain

A house collapsed in raging flood waters as the death toll from Christmas storms in the Philippines rose to 25 on Wednesday.

Footage shows the wooden home flattened amid the gushing torrent flowing across roads in Clarin town, Misamis Occidental province, on 25 December.

Resident Juls Malandaya said locals were evacuated from the area as authorities feared the water may rise and surge again.

Heavy rain and floods have been hammering the archipelago’s central and southern islands over the Christmas weekend.

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