Residents flee Marawi City following clash

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 24 2017 06:00 PM | Updated as of May 24 2017 06:07 PM

Residents of Marawi City fled the city following Tuesday's clash between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Maute group.

Many residents braved the rain to leave Marawi City for Iligan City.

Mike Abbas and his family are among those who fled. They are waiting for their relatives from Lanao del Norte to help them.

Officials of Mindanao State University in Marawi City are also evacuating the residents living inside the campus.

Checkpoints have been set up to check residents and vehicles coming in and going out of the city. 

Meanwhile, photos posted by Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Facebook showed residents piled into trucks and vehicles, as they flee the city.

Some families also fled the city by boat.

Taguiwalo said the agency is focused on helping affected residents, especially women, children and the elderly. - with reports from Cris Angelo Andrade, Roxanne Arevalo, Chai Tabunaway, Myrvic Kapunan and Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News

Residents flee Marawi City following clash

Residents flee Marawi City following clash

Residents flee Marawi City following clash

Residents flee Marawi City following clash Courtesy of Roel Sayson

Residents flee Marawi City following clash Courtesy of Roel Sayson

Residents flee Marawi City following clash

Residents flee Marawi City following clash

Residents flee Marawi City following clash

Residents flee Marawi City following clash

Residents flee Marawi City following clash

Residents flee Marawi City following clash Courtesy of DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo on Facebook

Residents flee Marawi City following clash Courtesy of DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo on Facebook

Residents flee Marawi City following clash Courtesy of DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo on Facebook

Residents flee Marawi City following clash Courtesy of DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo on Facebook

Residents flee Marawi City following clash Courtesy of DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo on Facebook