Deadly flooding continues in Thailand

Authorities in Thailand are battling flooding that has continued since the end of last month and has left at least 28 people dead, and over 16,000 displaced.

It's the worst flooding in almost two decades in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchatani, where river banks overflowed, damaging a large number of houses and farms.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visited affected areas on Monday, and stressed that the government needs to take immediate action.

The Meteorological Department is urging people in affected areas to remain on high alert, as more rain is forecast for later this week.