Heavy rain causes 1-meter deep flood in HCMC
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A downpour yesterday afternoon caused serious flooding at the Go Dua Crossroad in Ho Chi Minh City’s Thu Duc District, affecting about 50 households there, local authorities reported.
About 50 houses in the Go Dua Crossroad were seriously submerged under rainwater Photo: Tuoi Tre
The flood water measured more than 1 meter in depth at some places, and about 15 of these households were moved to safe places.
The flooding also caused a great deal of motorbikes to break down in the area, which is located in Tam Binh and Binh Chieu Wards.
The fire police of District 9 sent several fire engines and 10 firefighters to the scene to pump floodwater out of the area.
About 30 police officers, militiamen, and workers of the HCMC Urban Water Drainage Co Ltd were mobilized to use pumps, water-sucking trucks and sandbags to prevent floodwater from entering the area from the Ba Bot canal.
While explaining the cause of the flooding, Pham Hoai Anh, chairman of the Binh Chieu Ward People’s Committee, said, “The canal section that runs through the area is being upgraded and could not drain the huge amount of water caused by the heavy rain.”