Similar to other recent heavy rains, torrential rain on Sunday evening submerged many areas in Ho Chi Minh City, causing numerous vehicles to break down and blocking traffic on many streets.
The prolonged downpour yesterday flooded many streets in District 6, including Tan Hoa, Hong Bang, Nguyen Van Luong, Hau Giang, Tan Hoa Dong and Kinh Duong Vuong.
At 7 pm, hundreds of people were stuck on Tan Hoa Street near the intersection with Hong Bang Street.
Many people fell off their motorbike when their vehicles sank into potholes hidden by the deep floodwater.
Meanwhile, thousands of people were unable to get out of the Mui Tau roundabout as the nearby streets, including Kinh Duong Vuong, An Duong Vuong and Hau Giang, were flooded so severely that nobody dared to enter them.
Residents of the area had to spend hours bailing water out of their houses using any tools they could find.
Similar scenes occurred on many other streets, including Han Hai Nguyen, Ba Thang Hai and Phu Tho in District 11, and in Cau Tre street in Tan Phu District.
The HCMC Anti-Flooding Program Operation Center said the rainfall on Sunday evening measured 112.9 mm.
On October 1, a similar downpour also hit the city, the fourth in four consecutive days, submerging many areas, especially in Districts 6 and 11.
Below are photos of yesterday’s flooding taken by Tuoi Tre correspondents:
Motorbike drivers struggle on a severely flooded section of Tan Hoa Street in District 6.
A teen boy pushes a motorbike in the flooded Mui Tau roundabout in District 6. At 7 pm Sunday, rainwater still seriously submerged the Mui Tau roundabout in District 6.
A man carrying his child through a heavily inundated part of the Mui Tau roundabout in District 6
A school on Hau Giang Street, District 6, is seriously submerged.
Floodwater inundates a house on Hau Giang Street.
Motorbikes break down on Han Hai Nguyen Street in District 11.
Traffic is blocked on a long section of submerged Ba Thang Hai Street in District 11.