Ho Chi Minh City

Heavy rain leaves HCMC streets underwater

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An heavy rain starting late afternoon yesterday heavily flooded many streets in HCMC districts including 1, Thu Duc, Binh Thanh, Phu Nhuan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, 12, 7 and others.
 

A heavy rain inundates Pham Van Dong street on September 30 (Photo: SGGP)

A heavy rain inundates Pham Van Dong street on September 30 (Photo: SGGP)

Rainfall measuring nearly 100mm occurred from 5 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. The rain lasted until 7:20 p.m. with rainfall reducing to 3-5mm. At 7 p.m. the precipitation was 76mm in Nha Be district and 75mm in Tan Binh. Radar images show that heavy rain concentrated in downtown, southern and southwestern areas of the city.
Travel was very difficult in submerged streets namely Pham Van Dong, Dinh Bo Linh, Huynh Tan Phat and many vehicles had breakdown.
The Southern Hydro Meteorological Center said that many convective clouds are strongly developing in the southern region causing heavy rains together with thunderstorms and lightning.
At 7 p.m. a 45 year old man was driving his car from Notre-Dame Cathedral to Nha Rong wharf in Dong Khoi street while a tree suddenly fell upon the car. The accident damaged the car and slightly injured the driver.
Heavy rain leaves HCMC streets underwater ảnh 1 The scene of the accident which a tree falls upon a car injuring driver during a heavy rain on September 30 (Photo: SGGP)

By CHI PHUOC – Translated by Hai Mien

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