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High tides trouble Ho Chi Minh City residents amid eroded embankment

High tides trouble Ho Chi Minh City residents amid eroded embankment

Sunday, October 29, 2023, 19:02 GMT+7
High tides trouble Ho Chi Minh City residents amid eroded embankment
High tides leave the house of Nguyen Thi Hoang, a 63-year-old resident in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, submerged by nearly one meter.

People living near the foot of the Kinh Thanh Da Bridge in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City are in misery as high tides have submerged their neighborhood, while an eroded embankment section in the area has yet to be repaired for over four months.

Some 200 meters of the embankment eroded four months ago and several embankment pillars have been inundated.

Water from the Saigon River has flowed into houses and streets near the embankment. Some houses have been submerged by over one meter.

The eroded embankment section has been submerged under water.

The eroded embankment section has been submerged under water.

Earlier, 15 households in the neighborhood had been evacuated to safer places.

Nguyen Thi Hoang, a 63-year-old resident, said water poured into her house whenever there are high tides.

“As the embankment section has eroded, water has entered the neighborhood faster,” Hoang noted, proposing local authorities repair the embankment soon.

River water flows to houses near the Thanh Da embankment in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

River water flows into houses near the Thanh Da embankment in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

River water also flows to alleys and the water level is increasing.

River water also flows to alleys and the water level is increasing.

Some households in the neighborhood have been evacuated to safer places.

Some households in the neighborhood have been evacuated to safer places.

High tides submerge many streets and alleys in the area.

High tides submerge many streets and alleys in the area.

An aerial view of the eroded embankment section which has been flooded in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City

An aerial view of the eroded embankment section which has been flooded in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City

Some embankment pillars have been inundated.

Some embankment pillars have been inundated.

Authorities in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City erect warning signs to prevent locals from entering the dangerous area.

Authorities in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City erect warning signs to prevent locals from entering the dangerous area.

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