Floods Cause Chaos In Thailand And Malaysia

(BBC) In the Thai city of Hat Yai cars were submerged, power supplies were interrupted and transport links cut.

In northern Malaysia, 28,000 people have been displaced and an airport closed because of a flooded runway.

The flooding follows days of heavy rain in the region. More than 100 people were killed by floods in northern Thailand in October.

The latest flooding affected Hat Yai, the commercial capital of southern Thailand.

In some places water levels were said to have reached 3m (10ft), and many roads were under water.

The Thai government has sent soldiers and its only aircraft carrier to the area to help local residents.

The vessel, now anchored off Hat Yai, has helicopters, landing craft and relief supplies to distribute.