Several areas in Ho Chi Minh City were heavily inundated due to the rain, which caused traffic chaos on streets yesterday afternoon.
|The electric pole that damaged the roof of a house on 115 Hoa Hung in District 10 (Photo: SGGP)|
Several roads including Chau Van Liem, 3 Thang 2 and Hong Bang in District 5 and 11 were submerged under floodwaters.
The drainage system in the above areas should have released water into the Tan Hoa – Lo Gom Canal. However, the drains are either too shallow or narrow to allow the water to flow out into the canal.
The downpour along with strong winds caused a tree in Ward 12 of District 10 to fall on the cables of a telecom company bringing down with it an electric pole in front of a house on Hoa Hung Street.
The house roof was damaged whilst the traffic came to a standstill in the area. However, the authorities were soon present to assess the situation.