Rescue teams deliver supplies to stranded residents today (August 25) after heavy rain caused a river to overflow in Sukhothai province, northern Thailand.
Muddy water up to two metres deep came gushing through their properties after a dam along the Yom River was damaged by the strong currents following rainstorms.
The river then burst its banks and torrents of water battered communities.
Rescue teams descended on the area to help those stranded in their homes, using boats to reach them and give food.
Officials said that heavy rain in the north of the country had caused the strong currents in the Yom River, which flows through the province, to breach a 50-metre concrete dam on Sunday.
More sections of the dam were damaged and the river overflowed onto farmland and villages. Dozens of electricity poles were torn down.
Provincial irrigation office chief Amnart Inthawongkaew said that sluice gates were being opened along the rapidly rising river to feed water into all canals.
The flood is moving downstream from Sukhothai and Phitsanulok into Phichit, boosted by regular downpours in the upper northern region since last week.
Thailand is currently going through its annual monsoon rainy season which sees regular rainstorms and flash floods. The torrential weather lasts from May until October.
A secession of floods in recent weeks have battered thousands of rural villages leaving many families homeless.