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Hours-long downpour floods Ho Chi Minh City streets

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:52 GMT+7

An endless downpour on Wednesday turned streets across Ho Chi Minh City into knee-deep ‘rivers,’ with people struggling through their evening commute amid inundation and strong ‘waves’ caused by rainwater.

The rain began in the early afternoon and continued well into the night, hitting hardest in District 2, District 7 and District 8, as well as Binh Thanh and Thu Duc Districts.

On certain streets, such as Huynh Tan Phat in District 7, commuters were forced to push their bikes through water-logged roadways after seat-high floods killed the engines and shut the area down.


Waves caused by cars and trucks attempting to push through floods knocked over drivers trying to navigate through the waters.

The hours-long downpour also flooded houses on Nguyen Huu Canh and Nguyen Xi Streets in Binh Thanh and hindered traffic on To Ngoc Van, Dang Van Bi and Vo Van Ngan Streets in Thu Duc, as well as the Hanoi Highway.

In the downtown area, Bui Vien Street, dubbed the 'backpacker area,' also became a ‘river.'

C9pLD05e.jpgPhoto: Facebook/Tony Smith

The rain uprooted a huge khaya wood tree on Pham Huu Lau Street in District 7 and knocked down nearby electricity and telecom cables.

The incident caused a power outage in the local neighborhood. 

Below are photos of the rain's aftermath shared on Facebook:


VEVuro9R.jpgPhoto: Facebook/Tony Smith

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b61R3CTW.jpgPhoto: Facebook/Tran Tuan Vu

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