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High tide submerges streets, plagues commuters in Ho Chi Minh City

High tide submerges streets, plagues commuters in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 12:50 GMT+7
High tide submerges streets, plagues commuters in Ho Chi Minh City
High tide sinks Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Many streets in Ho Chi Minh City were submerged due to high tide late on Monday afternoon, posing immense challenges for commuters.

The water level in many canals across the southern metropolis began rising at around 3:30 pm on Monday, with the highest level measured at 1.63 meters.

Multiple streets including Huynh Tan Phat, Pham Huu Lau, and Nguyen Van Linh in District 7 and Le Van Luong in Nha Be District were underwater as a result.

High tide sinks Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

High tide sinks Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The tidal water was as high as 0.5 meters along several sections, creating a lot of difficulties for commuters.

The high tide also exacerbated traffic congestion during rush hours later in the afternoon, while many motorbikes broke down due to the inundation.

People walk on flooded Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People walk on flooded Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

“This neighborhood is flooded whenever high tide hits the city,” said Le Van Thuc, who works at a shop on Huynh Tan Phat Street.

"The water rose so quickly that I did not have time to elevate all the items at the store.”

A market is inundated due to high tide in Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A market is inundated due to high tide in Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

On Pham Huu Lau Street in District 7, the water reached knee-high, while many parents struggled to carry their children home from school.

The high tide is forecast to continue affecting Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.

A flooded alley on Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A flooded alley on Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A flooded alley on Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A flooded alley on Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People travel on a flooded street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People travel on a flooded street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Congestion occurs on Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Congestion occurs on Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, October 10, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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