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Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

By Quynh Tran, Phuoc Tuan   August 3, 2022 | 07:23 pm PT
Heavy rains on Wednesday afternoon flooded a number of streets in HCMC and neighboring Dong Nai Province, turning them chaotic.
Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

The rain, which lasted two hours, began just before offices and schools finished for the day.

In this photo, people try to drive their motorbikes as students wade through a 500-m flooded section along Do Xuan Hop Street in Thu Duc, HCMC.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

Most vehicle engines stalled as floodwaters entered into them.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

A man wheels his motorbike through the water on Do Xuan Hop Street.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

Water swirls into the sewers on Do Xuan Hop Street.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

Militiamen remove garbage clogging the sewers on Do Xuan Hop Street to enable the water to drain.

Militiaman Thanh (R) said: "For several years this area has been suffering severe flooding every time it rains heavily. It is very dangerous when the water covers the street as people fall into potholes."

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

A piece of wood sharp nails found under the floodwaters.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

A group of students walk close to a building wall.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

Two men struggle to get a tricycle out of a flooded area in a street in Thu Duc City.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

Ha said, "I had to wait for almost an hour at the kindergarten for the floodwaters to recede to take by son home."

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

The floodwaters overturned trash bins.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

Thien Minh Pagoda on Do Xuan Hop Street was inundated.

Rains inundate streets in HCMC, Dong Nai Province

Commuters were stuck in traffic jams as the rained stopped at around 6 p.m. and the water started to drain.

The towns of Long Khanh and Bien Hoa and the districts of Thong Nhat and Trang Bom in Dong Nai Province were also flooded.

In Thong Nhat District, the rains even caused flash floods that washed away motorbikes on a section of National Highway 1.

According to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, a low-pressure area in the East Sea caused heavy rains in some parts of the country, including the south.

On Thursday afternoon and evening coastal areas from the central province of Binh Dinh to the southernmost province of Ca Mau are likely to get heavy rains and strong winds.

Ho Chi Minh City and its surrounds will continue to be hit by heavy rains and strong winds for the next few days.

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