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Downpour turns Ho Chi Minh City streets into rivers

Downpour turns Ho Chi Minh City streets into rivers

Monday, June 20, 2022, 10:50 GMT+7
Downpour turns Ho Chi Minh City streets into rivers
A delivery worker walks on a flooded street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 19, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A torrential rain that lasted for two hours submerged streets in multiple districts across Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday afternoon.

Serious flooding turned such streets as Nguyen Van Khoi, Le Van Tho, and Pham Van Chieu in Go Vap District, and Nguyen Van Qua in District 12 into rivers.

As of 4:30 pm the same day, a one-kilometer section on Nguyen Van Khoi Street was still inundated with knee-deep water, causing many motorbikes to break down.

Thu Trang, who had just visited a relative in the area, said she had to wait for the water to recede before continuing her journey home.

On Pham Van Chieu Street, the situation not only posed difficulties for commuters but also resulted in slow business at local shops and eateries.

Motorcyclists struggle to travel on flooded Nguyen Van Khoi Street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, July 20, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Motorcyclists struggle to travel on flooded Nguyen Van Khoi Street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 19, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Drainage workers were mobilized to remove garbage from manhole covers to alleviate the problem.

Rains in southern Vietnam are forecast to continue and increase in intensity on Monday, the southern hydro-meteorological center reported, adding that the downpours will occur mainly in the afternoon and evening.

People travel on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City, July 20, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

People travel on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 19, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The sidewalk in front of a diner is submerged by rainwater in Ho Chi Minh City, July 20, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The sidewalk in front of a diner is submerged by rainwater in Ho Chi Minh City, June 19, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

People travel on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City, July 20, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

People travel on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 19, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Women walk on flooded Nguyen Van Khoi Street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, July 20, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Women walk on flooded Nguyen Van Khoi Street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 19, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Lang hoa Go Vap Park in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City is submerged, July 20, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Lang Hoa Go Vap Park in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City is submerged, June 19, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A man travels on knee-deep water in Ho Chi Minh City, July 20, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A man travels amid knee-deep water in Ho Chi Minh City, June 19, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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