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Saigonese struggle with severe flooding after rain, again (photos)

Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:50 GMT+7
Saigonese struggle with severe flooding after rain, again (photos)
The floodwaters were so deep that waves were created in an area in District 6, Ho Chi Minh City on October 19, 2014.

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.

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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:

Người dân loay hoay với ngập nước trên đường Tân Hóa. Ảnh: Đức PhúMotorbike drivers struggle on a severely flooded section of Tan Hoa Street in District 6.  Đến 19g ngày 19-10 người dân vẫn vất vả lội nước tại vòng xoay Mũi Tàu Q.6. Ảnh: Đức Phú.

A teen boy pushes a motorbike in the flooded Mui Tau roundabout in District 6. Giao thông ở khu vực vòng xoay Mũi Tàu lúc 19g cùng ngày. Ảnh: Đức PhúAt 7 pm Sunday, rainwater still seriously submerged the Mui Tau roundabout in District 6.

Cõng con qua vùng ngập. Ảnh: Đức Phú

A man carrying his child through a heavily inundated part of the Mui Tau roundabout in District 6

Một trường học trên đường Hậu Giang, Q.6 ngập sâu. Ảnh: Đức Phú  A school on Hau Giang Street, District 6, is seriously submerged.

Kẹt xe trên đường Tân Hóa. Ảnh: Đức Phú  Floodwater inundates a house on Hau Giang Street.

Đường Hàn Hải Nguyên Q.11 cũng ngập nặng. Ảnh: Đức Phú  Motorbikes break down on Han Hai Nguyen Street in District 11.

Đường Ba Tháng Hai (Q.11) ngập dài cả trăm mét. Ảnh: Đức PhúTraffic is blocked on a long section of submerged Ba Thang Hai Street in District 11.

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