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Torrential rain causes flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

Torrential rain causes flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

Flooding occurred along many streets in Thu Duc District, Go Vap District, and District 12

Torrential rain causes flooding in Ho Chi Minh City
A person wades through knee-deep floodwaters after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Residents in many parts of Ho Chi Minh City had a hard time commuting on Sunday afternoon as roads were flooded after a heavy downpour.

Flooding occurred along many streets including Kha Van Can, Vo Van Ngan, Hiep Binh in Thu Duc District; Nguyen Van Khoi, Pham Van Chieu in Go Vap District; and Nguyen Van Qua in District 12, according to the observations of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

Commuters on Hiep Binh Street in Thu Duc District were seen pushing broken-down motorbikes through inundated streets following the torrential rain.

Meanwhile, poor drainage together with the sloping surface on Vo Van Ngan caused rainwater to flow rapidly, posing a challenge for commuters traveling against the current.

On Nguyen Van Khoi Street in Go Vap District, a 30-minute downpour led to heavy flooding with water rising higher than the wheels of many motorbikes.

Rain accompanied by thunderstorms and strong gusts occurred in southern Vietnam due to a convergence with a strengthening southwest wind, according to the Southern Region Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

A commuter travels on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A commuter travels on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
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