Driver rescued after car gets swept away in floods in Thailand
Footage shows a woman’s car submerged after being washed away by flash floods from the tail-end of typhoon Kompasu in Chanthaburi province on October 17. Other nearby vehicles had also sunk in the deluge.
Kompasu moved through the Philippines, China and Vietnam before the tail-end made landfall in Thailand and gradually passed.
Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are in the middle of their tropical monsoon rainy season, which lasts until October or November. Soaring temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius are often followed by powerful tropical storms with thunder, lightning, rain and flash floods.
Thailand suffers from regular flash floods due to the chronic under-investment in its city infrastructure, with drains and sewers overwhelmed with water.