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Downpour floods Ho Chi Minh City as rainy season begins

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11:11 GMT+7
Downpour floods Ho Chi Minh City as rainy season begins
Quoc Huong Street in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City is severely flooded following a downpour on the afternoon of May 11, 2019. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Many areas in Ho Chi Minh City were inundated as a downpour, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, hit the southern metropolis on Saturday afternoon.

Yesterday’s downpour began in the afternoon, and light showers lingered until the evening in multiple locations.

The torrential rain flooded many streets in Thu Duc District, Binh Chanh District, Tan Binh District, and District 2, according to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters.

Commuters had a difficult time traveling on these inundated routes.

Some people had to push their motorbikes after their engines were damaged by floodwaters, while others tripped and fell after hitting flooded potholes.

In order to alleviate the inundation, the city’s urban drainage company had to task their employees with dredging manholes in the affected areas.

A resident struggles to travel on inundated Road No.41 in Thao Dien Ward, District 2. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A resident struggles to travel on inundated Road No. 41 in Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

According to the southern hydro-metrological station, localities in southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, have entered the rainy season, and more downpours are forecast to dampen the region in the upcoming days.

The rainy weather pattern has appeared in the southern metropolis over the past days.

A man pushes his broken-down motorbike. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A man pushes his broken-down motorbike. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Commuters travel on a flooded street. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

The downpour is pictured in Phu Nhuan District. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The downpour is pictured in Phu Nhuan District. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

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