Floods in Bangkok have killed six people and flooded 70,000 homes.

The Tropical Storm Dianmu has led to the city being on high alert and led t a military response.

Bangkok governor, Aswin Kwanmuang, said: “We will give people a warning if there is a sign the water level is rising and if there is a risk of flash floods.”

Barriers and sandbags have been put up in place to protect landmarks and neighbourhoods whilst the authorities are releasing water from upstream dams.

Over the weekend, emergency evacuations took place, where villagers were rescued from rooftops.

Whilst previously farmland and rice paddies absorbed floor water, rapid expansion of Bangkok has led to lots of farmland being converted into real estate.