This man's house was destroyed. All of his belongings were washed off by flood. All he had left was the clothes he wore that day. Lucky he was out of his house when the floodwater entered his home.
Worse than this man's fate was his neighbor's father who died twice. First, of cancer, and second, "drowning." Flood rushed inside the wake where laid the dead nieghbor. His coffin was submerged under floodwater. The family immediately transfered the wake to their chappel.
Authorities in Malita believe, the flood was caused by continous rains.It rained in Malita for five consecutive days. One portion of flood control dike at the back of Poblacion Public market collpased. The river overflowed and hit the entire market.
Luckily, there was no casualty reported during the flashflood. But residents described the incident worst than the 1989 flood.
At present, most of the evacuees have returned to their homes. Inspite of the mess the flood left them, most Maliteneos strives to rebuild their livelihood through the help of LGUs and NGOs.