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Watch Saigonese brave the elements during weekend downpour

Torrential rain flooded the streets on Saturday night, paralyzing traffic and forcing residents to wade their way back home.

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People try to wade through the flooded streets after their motorbikes' engines died due to rainwater.

Many of the city's roads were severely flooded, bringing traffic to a halt.

A person tries to push a motorbike through the flooded street.

Yen, a local, is seen stranded on a flooded street.

"If it rains for more than half an hour, the water level would be knee-deep everywhere," she said.

Nguyen Cong checks his motorbike's condition after its engine died due to rainwater.

"The engine's dead and all the streets are flooded anyway; I might as well park it here," he said.

A woman and her child walk their motorbike back home amidst the pouring rain.

"I've been walking my motorbike for half an hour and we're still not home yet," she said.

A carriage struggles to wade through the flooded street.

A person tries to remove a nylon bag stuck in his motorbike's wheel.

Motorbikes are seen knocked down after a passing car sent big waves across the streets.

Customers keep calm and carry on at a café near Phan Huy Ich Street in Go Vap District where water is knee-deep.

Two people brave the elements under the cover of raincoats with smiles on their faces.

The streets remained flooded two hours after the rain started until 9 p.m. Local authorities said there were about 30 flooded spots in the city, and advised residents to avoid these areas.

During the monsoon season, usually from May to November, Saigon is a frequent victim to flooding due to the city's sewage system's inability to keep up with torrential downpours.


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