High tide, heavy rains submerge city streets

A two hour heavy downpour concurrently with high tide caused severe flooding of several streets in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.

The flooded Huynh Tan Phat Street (Photo: SGGP)

Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7, Ngo Tat To Street in Binh Thanh District, Luong Dinh Cua in District 2 and Nguyen Tat Thanh in District 4 were inundated under 30-40cm of floodwater.

Huynh Tan Phat Street was badly affected with some sections under up to half a meter of water. Traffic became more chaotic when a slew of vehicles broke down in the middle of the flooded street. The floodwater even overflowed into houses and shops both sides of the street.

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By Dinh Ly – Translated by Hai Mien

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