A series of unfortunate events puts damper on Christmas holidays

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 26 2017 02:11 PM | Updated as of Dec 26 2017 02:14 PM

MANILA - Back-to-back storms flooded large parts of Luzon and the Visayas while a fire hit a Davao City shopping mall, killing hundreds in the days leading to Christmas.

Tropical storms Urduja and Vinta left some 200 people killed and hundreds more missing. The flooding displaced thousands.

The fire at NCCC Mall in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown killed 37 people, mostly call center agents.

In La Union, 20 people were killed after the jeepney they were on rammed into a passenger bus. The group was on its way to mass in neighboring Pangasinan province.

Here's a look at the series of unfortunate events that put a damper on the holiday season.

The Caraycaray bridge in Biliran province was among critical infrastructure that were damaged when Tropical Storm Urduja hit central Philippines last weekend. Kevin Manalo, ABS-CBN News

Rescuers search for bodies from the massive landslide in Barangay Lucsoon, Naval in Biliran on Monday. Photo courtesy of the Philippine National Police Regional Office 8

Search and rescue workers retrieve bodies from the landslide that hit Barangay Lucsoon, Naval, Biliran during the onslaught of tropical depression "Urduja." Photo courtesy of the Philippine National Police Regional Office 8

Residents in Barangay Magsaysay, Cagayan de Oro climb on top of a motorela after tropical storm Vinta caused the Cagayan de Oro River to overflow. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Rescuers pluck residents from their rooftops in Barangay Macasandig after tropical storm Vinta caused the Cagayan de Oro River to overflow. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

A street in Barangay Carmen in Cagayan de Oro City turned into a river after tropical storm Vinta caused the Cagayan de Oro River to overflow. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Residents are trapped in their houses after tropical storm Vinta caused the Cagayan de Oro River to overflow. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Residents of Jade Valley Subdivision in Davao City wait for the rescue of their relatives after rain brought by tropical storm Vinta caused flooding in the city. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News

A woman checks the list of rescued residents of Jade Valley Subdivision after rain brought by tropical storm Vinta caused flooding in the city. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News

Black smoke billows out of the NCCC Mall in Davao after fire broke in its upper levels. Photo Courtesy: Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go

President Rodrigo Duterte weeps upon getting word that those trapped inside the NCCC Mall in Davao City may not have survived the blaze that hit Saturday morning. Kiwi Bulaclac/ Malacañang Photo

President Rodrigo Duterte comforts family members of fire victims in Davao City in this file photo taken on Dec. 24, 2017. Malacanang Photo via Reuters

A jeepney rams into a passenger bus in Agoo, La Union killing 20 people, including an infant.

A jeepney rams into a passenger bus in Agoo, La Union killing 20 people, including an infant.

A jeepney rams into a passenger bus in Agoo, La Union killing 20 people, including an infant.