In the face of urban flooding, some Vietnamese choose to laugh it off

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Vehicles struggle through many inundated roads in Ho Chi Minh City after the rain on Wednesday

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 Many roads in Districts 1, 2, 3, Phu Nhuan and Binh Thanh were submerged after more than two hours of downpour due to an insufficient storm drain system. The city has been discussing many plans with huge investment proposals to fix the recurring flooding problem. But after years, images like these continue to be found across the city. Photo credit: Zing
People wade through Nguyen Huu Canh Street in Binh Thanh District, one of the flood-prone spots in the city. 
 A man gives up and walks his motorbike through the knee-deep water.
The drainage system has reportedly received many fixes and improvements, but the same problem happens every monsoon season. 
 To avoid the water, many people have to line up on the sidewalk.
 Some teen boys manage to find some fun in a rainy day.
The problem has become so common many people just laugh along. 
A lottery ticket vendor rolls up the legs of her pants to avoid getting wet. She must be wishing for some wings right there.
Bike repair is a thriving business.

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