Cars were washed away by flash floods after heavy rain storm in Thailand. The vehicles were caught up in the muddy deluge in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok after several hours of continuous downpours on Sunday, August 29. Water pumps were deployed to drain the water out of a nearby industrial estate which was also flooded after the storm. 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.
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