Baby rocked to sleep on floating hammock in the middle of flood

Villagers rocked a baby to sleep on a floating hammock amid a flood in Thailand. 

Video shows an elderly woman gently swinging the hammock back and forth underneath their home in Ayutthaya province on October 26. 

Onlooker Golf Bangsai said: ‘The grandmother told me there was no space to put the baby to sleep so she had to put it on the floating platform.’ 

Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia and The Philippines are at the peak of their tropical monsoon rainy season, which lasts until late 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.

Many of the under-developed nations struggle to cope with the heavy rain due to under-investment infrastructure.