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Downpour floods streets, uproots trees in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, May 31, 2020, 11:31 GMT+7
Downpour floods streets, uproots trees in Ho Chi Minh City
A tree is uprooted during a heavy rain in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

A heavy rain accompanied by strong wind inundated multiple streets and uprooted trees in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday afternoon, causing a lot of challenges for local commuters.

The rain dampened almost all areas in the southern metropolis, with average rainfall topping 10-20 millimeters, the southern hydro-meteorological station reported.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, several streets in District 7 such as Tran Xuan Soan were flooded after the rain had lasted for just 15 minutes.

A similar situation was noticed on Nguyen Van Qua Street in District 12 and Vo Van Ngan Street in Thu Duc District, as sewers along these roads were not able to drain the rainwater fast enough.

A man delivers water bottles under the rain in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A man delivers water bottles in the rain in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters had a hard time traveling on the flooded streets, while residents living along them were also troubled as the rainwater poured into their homes.

On Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District, several trees were uprooted during the rain.

One commuter was hit by a fallen tree but only suffered some minor scratches.

An inundate street near the Thu Duc Market located in the namesake district in Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

An inundated street near Thu Duc Market, located in the namesake district in Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

Vo Van Ngan Street in Thu Duc District is severely flooded during the downpour on May 30, 2020. Photo: Tuoi Tre Contributor

Vo Van Ngan Street in Thu Duc District is severely flooded during a downpour on May 30, 2020Photo: Tuoi Tre Contributor

An uprooted tree in District 8 Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020. Photo: Tuoi Tre Contributor

An uprooted tree in District 8 Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020. Photo: Tuoi Tre Contributor

A tree is uprooted during a heavy rain in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

A tree is uprooted during a heavy rain in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, May 30, 2020. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

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