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Residents struggle as high tide submerges Ho Chi Minh City streets (photos)

Residents struggle as high tide submerges Ho Chi Minh City streets (photos)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:47 GMT+7

A high tide has inundated Ho Chi Minh City once again, flooding several streets and causing difficulties for local residents.

Rising tides peaked on Tuesday evening, submerging multiple streets across the Vietnamese southern hub and interrupting the daily schedule of residents.

According to the observations of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, streets in Phuoc Kien and Nhon Duc Communes of Nha Be District were inundated by a close to one meter high flood, resulting in the breakdown of many motorcycles.

Water also filled the houses of many local residents and dampened multiple household appliances, forcing them to use wooden planks and plastic material to prevent more water from flowing into their residences.

The situation occurred during the evening rush hour, exacerbating traffic jams in regular traffic hotspots.

The large volume of flood water also caused commuters to trip and fall, leaving them with wet clothes for their journey home.

According to the city’s Steering Center of the Urban Flood Control Program, high tide topped 1.59 meters at 6:00 pm, submerging eight areas throughout the metropolis.

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Students push their bicycles through the flood water. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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People ride their motorbikes on heavily inundated streets. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Vehicles break down due to the high tide. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Workers and students walk home on the inundated streets. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Some commuters decided to wait for the water to recede before continuing their journey. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A merchant sells her fruit in the middle of a flooded street. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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