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Tree branches fall, billboards fly during squally night in Ho Chi Minh City

Tree branches fall, billboards fly during squally night in Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, May 27, 2022, 11:40 GMT+7
Tree branches fall, billboards fly during squally night in Ho Chi Minh City
A tree branch falls near the intersection of Ben Van Don and Nguyen Khoai Streets in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City in the rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Trees were uprooted and billboards were blown away when rains and strong winds hit Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday evening.

Tree branches fell at the intersection of Ben Van Don and Nguyen Khoai Streets in District 4 and on a road section near the Chu Van An Bridge in Binh Thanh District, blocking traffic there.

Strong winds also lifted a billboard on Ben Van Don Street. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has forecast that the rainy weather pattern accompanied by strongs winds at night will continue in the southern and Central Highlands regions until May 30.

Rains will accelerate to heavier levels and may bring along gusts, lightning, hail, and strong winds from May 31, according to the center.

Public bikes lay on a sidewalk in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City in the rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Public bikes lie on a sidewalk in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City in the rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

An advertising board lies on the sidewalk in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City in the rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

An advertising board lies on the sidewalk in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City in the rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A median was pulled full from the ground on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City in a rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A median barrier was pulled full from the ground on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City in the rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A tree branch falls on Chu Van An Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City in a rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A tree branch falls on Chu Van An Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City in the rain on May 26, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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