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Torrential rain inundates streets, houses in Ho Chi Minh City

Torrential rain inundates streets, houses in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 11:00 GMT+7
Torrential rain inundates streets, houses in Ho Chi Minh City
A resident walks in rainwater as his house is flooded after heavy rain in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

An hour-long downpour flooded several streets and houses in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday evening.

The inundation happened on such streets as To Ngoc Van, Linh Dong, Vo Van Ngan, Provincial Highway 43 in Thu Duc District, and Nguyen Van Khoi and Pham Van Chieu in Go Vap District.

Some sections on To Ngoc Van Street were submerged by rainwater, which rose as high as the seats of some motorbikes, while Linh Dong Street was 0.5 meters underwater, causing traffic congestion.

Traffic police officers were present on the streets to direct vehicles and people wading through the water.

Rainwater also flooded several houses along Provincial Highway 43 and Linh Dong Street.

Friday was not the first time households living on these two streets suffered from such inundation, according to local people, with the flood often receding only after midnight.

A house is flooded after a heavy rain in Thu Duc District,  Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A house is flooded after heavy rain in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A motorbike breaks down on a flooded street after a heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A motorbike breaks down on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A motorbike travels on a flooded street after a heavy rain in Thu Duc District,  Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A motorbike travels on a flooded street after heavy rain in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A boy stands on a bed as his house is submerged in rainwater after a heavy rain in Thu Duc District,  Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A boy stands on a bed as his house is submerged in rainwater after heavy rain in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A man walks his vehicle through a flooded street after a heavy rain in Thu Duc District,  Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A man walks his vehicle through a flooded street after heavy rain in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A scooter breaks down on a flooded street after a heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A scooter breaks down on a flooded street after heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A traffic congestion after a heavy rain on Linh Dong Street in Thu Duc District,  Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion after heavy rain on Linh Dong Street in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 11, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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