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Downpour, powerful gusts knock down trees, billboard in Ho Chi Minh City

Downpour, powerful gusts knock down trees, billboard in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 11:40 GMT+7
Downpour, powerful gusts knock down trees, billboard in Ho Chi Minh City
A billboard is knocked down by strong gusts on Nguyen Van Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A heavy rain accompanied by strong gusts battered Ho Chi Minh City late on Monday afternoon, knocking down many trees and a large billboard.

The downpour was the result of an enhanced monsoon, said Le Dinh Quyet, an official from the southern hydro-meteorological station.

According to the observations of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, powerful gusts uprooted many trees on Phan Van Tri Street in Go Vap District, Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Binh Thanh District, and Ton Duc Thang and Ly Tu Trong Streets in District 1.

One resident was slightly injured by an uprooted tree on Ton Duc Thang Street.

A tree is uprooted during a heavy rain on Pham Van Dong Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A tree is uprooted during a heavy rain on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

On Nguyen Van Huong Street in Thu Duc City, a large billboard, which was about 20 meters high, was knocked down, paralyzing traffic on the road for multiple hours.

The incident did not cause any casualties.

Traffic police and relevant units were promptly mobilized to deal with the uprooted trees and billboard.

A billboard is knocked down by strong gusts on Nguyen Van Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A billboard is knocked down by strong gusts on Nguyen Van Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Competent authorities deal with the knocked-down billboard on Nguyen Van Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Competent authorities deal with the knocked-down billboard on Nguyen Van Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Officers deal with an uprooted tree on Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Dan Thuan / Tuoi Tre

Officers deal with an uprooted tree on Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, July 19, 2021. Photo: Dan Thuan / Tuoi Tre

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