Homes and fields submerged by rainy season floods in eastern Thailand

Aerial footage shows the devastation caused by flooding across parts of eastern Thailand today. Muddy water from overflowing rivers have swamped neighbourhoods in Chanthaburi province. Vast swathes of agricultural fields used for growing rice have also been submerged. Emergency rescuers were seen pulling a pickup car truck from a flooded road while many residents were stranded in their homes. The water reacher 4ft deep in some places. In the north and northeast of the country there were similar scenes due to constant monsoon rain over the last couple of weeks. Flash floods have hit several countries in Southeast Asia including Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The region is currently experiencing its annual rainy season which lasts from May until September or October and sees strong downpours and tropical storms several times a week.