AT least 13 people including a 13-year-old boy were killed as a typhoon with wind gusts of 93mph hit the Philippines.
More than 58,000 people were evacuated from their homes as Typhoon Phanfone struck on Tuesday, bringing with it heavy rain and flooding.
Among those killed were a 13-year-old boy who was electrocuted and a man who was killed by a falling tree branch. Another victim was killed in a car crash during the horrific storm.
The Philippine ABS-CBN network also reported a family was killed when they were swept away by a flash flood as they tried to escape.
Dozens are missing.
Photographs across central provinces of Capiz, Iloilo and Leyte show widespread damage, with homes completely destroyed by the 93mph wind gusts and winds of up to 75mph.
People were forced to wade through the flood waters, while others were pictured taking refuge in their homes surrounded by the rising tides.
More than 58,000 people had been evacuated from their homes before the storm hit on Tuesday.
It then made its way across the Philippines on Wednesday night – moving wast over the South China sea.
Others were left stranded at airports as they tried to get home for Christmas, with buildings around airports including in Kalibo smashed by the winds and water.
Roads have also been left blocked by the flood waters, along with fallen trees and debris.
The typhoon came after nearby regions were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
More than 6,000 people had been killed when the typhoon with winds of more than 193mph swept across the region in November of that year.
The winds made it the most powerful storm to ever hit land.