Saigon River Tides Flood HCMC

High tides on the Saigon River badly flooded parts of Ho Chi Minh City yesterday afternoon.

The file photo shows Nguyen Huu Canh street being submerged after a heavy rain in Oct. 11, 2008

The worst affected were streets in the Van Thanh market area and Nguyen Huu Canh Street in Binh Thanh district, which were submerged.

Ngo Quyen and Nguyen Trai Streets in District 5 and Nguyen Van Luong, Pham Dinh Ho, Hau Giang, Le Quang Sung, and Kinh Duong Vuong Streets, and the Phu Lam traffic circle in District 6 also were also flooded.

Many of the places were almost half meter under water until 9pm.

Dykes in Districts 12 and Thu Duc have been consolidated but the water still overflowed in some places.

Districts 12, Thu Duc, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Hoc Mon, and Cu Chi should prepare to cope with more flooding, the city Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control warned.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by H.Mien

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