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Ferocious high tide frays Ho Chi Minh City commuters’ nerves at Tet

Ferocious high tide frays Ho Chi Minh City commuters’ nerves at Tet

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:05 GMT+7
Ferocious high tide frays Ho Chi Minh City commuters’ nerves at Tet
High tide floods Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on February 12, 2024. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Tide reached its peak in Ho Chi Minh City on the afternoon of Monday, or the third day of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, inundating several streets in the city and plaguing commuters.

The tidal water was as high as 1.61 meters on the Saigon River at 7:30 pm.

The tide is forecast to last through Tuesday, or the fourth day of the first lunar month, according to the southern weather center.

Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7 was submerged under knee-high water at 5:30 pm on the same day, causing multiple motorcycles to break down.

Kim Cuc, a 62-year-old resident of the city, said that the water level started to rise on the morning of Monday.

Several houses along Tran Xuan Soan Street were flooded by the tidal water, she said, expressing her feeling that how sad it is to face inundation during Tet.

The water level of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City is pictured rising on February 12, 2024. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The water level of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City is pictured rising on February 12, 2024. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Residents commute on a flooded street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Residents commute on a flooded street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A section of Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City is flooded under knee-high water. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A section of Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City is flooded under knee-high water. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Several motorcycles break down due to flooding triggered by high tide in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Several motorcycles break down due to flooding triggered by high tide in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Nam’s motorcycle broke down while he was traveling on a flooded street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, caused by high tide. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Nam’s motorcycle broke down while he was traveling on a flooded street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, caused by high tide. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman walks on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman walks on an inundated street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Tran Xuan Soan Street remains flooded at 7:00 pm on February 12, 2024. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Tran Xuan Soan Street remained flooded at 7:00 pm on February 12, 2024. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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