Torrential flooding hits Luang Prabang, Laos

Laos' Luang Prabang has been hit by flooding after heavy rains caused a river to burst its banks on Tuesday.

Homes were swamped after roads were flooded at around 8am local time.

Local resident Bouasavanh said: "It will take a long time and a lot of work to repair some the houses. Some of them were destroyed."