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Torrential rain causes flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

Torrential rain causes flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, September 07, 2020, 14:11 GMT+7
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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