Remote-control boat tows locals during floods in Thailand

A remote-control boat towed locals during flash floods in Thailand.

Footage shows the RC vessel cruising through the muddy deluge while pulling a father and son after heavy rain in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province on October 17.

The area was flooded after the tail-end of typhoon Kompasu reached Thailand. 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.