30-minute rain sinks streets in Ho Chi Minh City

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30-minute rain sinks streets in Ho Chi Minh City

A man helps a cyclist travel on a flooded street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Many streets in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City were flooded following a rain that lasted for only 30 minutes on Saturday afternoon.

The downpour began at around 3:00 pm and went on for about half an hour in Go Vap District, Tan Binh District, District 12, and Thu Duc City, resulting in inundation on local streets.

The flooding was the most serious in Go Vap District, according to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters.

Nguyen Van Khoi Street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City is flooded following a rain on April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Khoi Street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City is flooded following a rain on April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Such streets as Le Duc Tho, Le Van Tho, Pham Van Chieu, and Nguyen Van Khoi were submerged in floodwaters, posing difficulties for commuters and causing many motorbikes to break down.

Along a 500-meter section of Nguyen Van Khoi Street, people had to travel on the middle part of the road to avoid the severe flooding.

“My house is located just one kilometer away, but my motorcycle has broken down,” Lam Thiep, a 20-year-old resident, said.

A delivery worker travels on a flooded road in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A delivery worker travels on a flooded road in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

While waiting for the water to recede, Thiep decided to help elderly citizens and cyclists as they traveled on the inundated street.

According to Tran Quang Nang, an official from the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, rains and thunderstorms become more common in southern provinces in April and May, as the region is transitioning from the dry to rainy season.

Two men push a broken-down motorbike in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Two men push a broken-down motorbike in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A woman walks on an inundated street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A woman walks on an inundated street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A sidewalk is flooded in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A sidewalk is flooded in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A restaurant uses sandbags to prevent water from flowing in, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A restaurant uses sandbags to prevent water from flowing in, April 16, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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