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Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

By Dinh Van, Quynh Tran, Gia Minh   May 13, 2022 | 08:31 pm PT
Heavy rains lasting hours from afternoon to evening on Friday submerged a number of streets in Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City.
Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

A 500-m section of To Ngoc Van Street was submerged, causing motorcyclists to pull over to the side to prevent their engines from being flooded.

Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

Hoang Anh, 21, pushes his motorbike along in the swirling waters. Time for a spark plug change, it appears.

Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

A man rides his scooter through a flooded section.

Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

Five kilometers away from To Ngoc Van Street, the Thao Dien area, home to an expat community, was also inundated.

Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

Two students wade through the waters in Thao Dien Ward after school.

The girl on the bicycle, a sixth grader, said, "Luckily I ride a bicycle to school because most of my friends are still stuck at school since their parents pick them up by motorbike and could not make it."

Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

A foreign man walks home with shoes around his neck.

He was coming by a ride-hailing motorbike, but the driver dropped him in the middle of the street because he could go no further in the floods.

Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

Water floods a store on Quoc Huong Street.

Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

Flooding caused a severe traffic jam on Pham Van Dong Street.

Heavy rains drown parts of HCMC

A police officer regulates traffic at the intersection of Pham Van Dong and To Ngoc Van streets.

According to the Southern Hydro-Meteorological Station, thunderstorms brought by the southwestern monsoon caused heavy rains in many parts of HCMC.

 
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