Flash flood fills factory after heavy rainstorm in Thailand
Flash floods filled a factory after a heavy rain storm in Thailand.
Footage shows the water scene at the industrial plant in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok after several hours of continuous downpours on Sunday, August 29.
Workers and residents were evacuated while the flooding subsided. Water pumps were deployed to drain the water out of the industrial estate into a canal nearby. Some areas were more than a meter under water, with dozens of cars and motorcycles submerged.
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 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.