In Vietnam, residents barricade streets with bikes to protect houses from rainwater

Source: Pano feed

A number of residents in the Central Highlands of Vietnam usually block the streets in the locales where they are living during rain to stop vehicles traveling and spilling rainwater into their houses.


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Recently, thunderstorms accompanied by downpours have swept through Kon Tum City in Kon Tum Province, causing inundation on several streets there.


Many people living on Tran Hung Dao and Doan Thi Diem Streets in Quyet Thang Ward one day decided to line up their motorbikes across the streets to stop vehicles traveling through them.


Some of them explained that rainwater would be spilled into their houses when vehicles traveled through the flooded areas so they just wanted to protect their living places.


This ‘initiative’ has led to traffic congestion in the areas and met with mixed opinions.


While many people have expressed their opposition to what people in Kon Tum have done, saying they have no rights to block traffic, others have shown their support.


“I’m from Kon Tum and I’ve heard of some cases in which people died from being thrown into the sewers,” Tinhnguyenvan, a reader, wrote to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.


Nguyen Xuan Hanh, another reader, said floods have hit the city for years and local people shut down the streets also to prevent vehicles from breaking down due to the floodwater there.


Some others said authorities should step in to handle the situation.


Residents in the Central Highlands city of Kon Tum blocked a street during rain to stop vehicles traveling and spilling rainwater into their houses on on April 5, 2015. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Residents in the Central Highlands city of Kon Tum blocked a street during rain to stop vehicles traveling and spilling rainwater into their houses on on April 5, 2015. Photo: Tuoi Tre



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