Shopping mall car park flooded after heavy rain from typhoon Kompasu in Thailand
A shopping mall car park was flooded after heavy rain from the tail-end of typhoon Kompasu in central Thailand.
Footage shows the mallgoers wading through the ankle-deep floodwater while pushing shopping trolleys in Nonthaburi province after a continuous downpour in the region on October 17.
Kompasu went 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.