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Heavy rainfall swamps downtown Ho Chi Minh City streets

Heavy rainfall swamps downtown Ho Chi Minh City streets

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11:26 GMT+7
Heavy rainfall swamps downtown Ho Chi Minh City streets
Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is submerged under water due to intense rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A heavy downpour pounded Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon, turning many downtown streets including Calmette, Nguyen Thai Binh, and Le Loi Boulevard into rivers and making life tougher for commuters.

The downpour began coming down on various parts of the city at around 3:00 pm.

By some 4:30 pm, these inner-city streets and those in the neighborhood resembled rivers.

The rainwater on some sections of Le Loi Boulevard, one of the major business and shopping streets in the southern metropolis, reached almost one meter deep, stalling scores of vehicles.

In Thu Duc City under the jurisdiction of Ho Chi Minh City, Le Van Viet Street and neighboring roads also endured severe flooding after 15 minutes of rainfall, adding that many motorbikes broke down and road users fell onto the street due to swift-moving rainwater.

Similarly, heavy rainfall swamped the walkway and the motorcycle lane at the Tan Tao tunnel area in Binh Tan District, with lots of plastic garbage floating on the flooded walkway.

Partial flooding hits an area in front of Saigon General Hospital in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Partial flooding hits an area in front of Saigon General Hospital in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
The entire Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City looks more like a river due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
The entire Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City looks more like a river due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A motorist wades through a heavily-flooded section of Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A motorist wades through a heavily-flooded section of Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City resembles a river during a heavy afternoon downpour on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City resembles a river during a heavy afternoon downpour on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City resembles a river during a heavy afternoon downpour on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City resembles a river during a heavy afternoon downpour on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City resembles a river during a heavy afternoon downpour on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City resembles a river during a heavy afternoon downpour on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Rainwater batters some shops along Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Rainwater batters some shops along Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
 
 
 
Fallen trees are seen scattered along Nguyen Thai Binh Street in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City; Pham Ngoc Thach Street in neighboring Binh Duong Province; Nguyen Van Troi and Pham Ngoc Thach Streets in Ho Chi Minh City due to an afternoon downpour on June 14, 2024. Photos: Chau Tuan - Ba Son - PC08 - Tuong Vy
Fallen trees are seen scattered along Nguyen Thai Binh Street in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City; Pham Ngoc Thach Street in neighboring Binh Duong Province; Nguyen Van Troi and Pham Ngoc Thach Streets in Ho Chi Minh City due to an afternoon downpour on June 14, 2024. Photos: Chau Tuan - Ba Son - PC08 - Tuong Vy
Road users make their way to get through flood-hit Le Van Viet Street in Thu Duc City under the jurisdiction of Ho Chi Minh City due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Ngoc Quy / Tuoi Tre
Road users make their way to get through flood-hit Le Van Viet Street in Thu Duc City under the jurisdiction of Ho Chi Minh City due to heavy rainfall on June 14, 2024. Photo: Ngoc Quy / Tuoi Tre

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