Nearly 200 people urgently overcome dike incident in district 8

A surrounding dike  suddenly was broken in Me Coc Street, ward 15, district 8 in Ho Chi Minh City, resulting in serious flooding from the midnight of Sunday to the early morning of Monday. 

Hundreds of residents and militiamen make efforts to embank with sandbags.

Hundreds of residents and militiamen make efforts to embank with sandbags.

By the early morning, hundreds of residents and militiamen have still made efforts to overcome the unexpected incidents and embank with sandbags. 

According to the initial information, people living in the area of Kenh Ngang Bridge 3 and Me Coc Street in Ward 15, District 8 realized an increase of high tide from yesterday afternoon. 

At 6:00 pm on the same day, a long section of the embankment was collapsed, resulting in serious flooding in the whole area near Kenh Ngang Bridge 3. 

Amid the situation, hundreds of households urgently moved their properties to safe places and used sandbags to limit the flow of water into their houses. 

By 9:00pm, the water level began receding gradually. 
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BY CHI THACH- Translated by Huyen Huong

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