Volunteers use inflatable banana boat to carry patients through floods in Thailand

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This is the amusing moment volunteers used an inflatable banana boat to carry hospital patients through a flooded road after heavy rain in Thailand.

The beach vessel was being pulled by a jet ski along the watery road in Chaiyaphum province on October 1.

Staff and patients were sitting on the banana boat while being taken to and from the outpatient department of the Chaiyaphum Hospital.

Kind-hearted volunteer rider Khun Panupon said: ‘I requested the banana boat as I thought it was the best way of helping people get around during the flood.’

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 which cause rivers to flow faster and become dangerous.