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People in misery as high tide sinks Vietnam's Can Tho again

People in misery as high tide sinks Vietnam's Can Tho again

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 18:18 GMT+7
People in misery as high tide sinks Vietnam's Can Tho again
Merchants sell their products along a flooded street in Can Tho City, Vietnam, October 27, 2022. Photo: Thai Luy / Tuoi Tre

Residents in Can Tho City, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, were in misery once again as high tide submerged multiple streets and neighborhoods across the locality.

The water levels of rivers and canals in Can Tho rose high on Thursday morning, resulting in inundation across many streets and residential areas.

Tidal water reached knee-high levels in areas near Bun Xang and Xang Thoi Lakes and along many streets, namely De Tham, Ly Tu Trong, Tran Hung Dao, Mau Than, Cach Mang Thang Tam, and Nguyen Van Cu.

A bird’s-eye view of a flooded street in Can Tho City, Vietnam, October 27, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view of a flooded street in Can Tho City, Vietnam, October 27, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Commuters faced a lot of difficulties traveling during the morning rush hours, while business operations were also affected.

Many residents spent the entire morning struggling to stop water from flowing into their houses and damaging their property.

A similar situation just happened last month as high tide hit the city.

“Revenues at my store slump by roughly a half on days like this,” said Nguyen Thi Ho Thuy, owner of a shop in Ninh Kieu District.

Areas near Xang Thoi Street are inundated in Can Tho City, Vietnam, October 27, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Areas near Xang Thoi Street are inundated in Can Tho City, Vietnam, October 27, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

“The water began rising at around 5:30 am and did not recede until 8:00 am,” Thuy elaborated.

The water level of the Hau (Back) River section in Can Tho was measured at 2.16 meters high at 5:30 am on Thursday, according to the city’s hydro-meteorological station.

It is expected to reach 2.22 meters as of 6:00 pm the same day.

Many schools in the city allowed their students to arrive late on Thursday morning to avoid the serious flooding.

A man pushes his motorbike along a flooded street in Can Tho City, Vietnam, October 27, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A man pushes his motorbike along a flooded street in Can Tho City, Vietnam, October 27, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

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