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Prolonged downpours turn Hanoi streets into rivers

Prolonged downpours turn Hanoi streets into rivers

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 13:00 GMT+7

Heavy downpours brought about by storm Talas have submerged multiple streets in Hanoi, causing difficulty for commuters and local residents.

Typhoon Tala made landfall in the north-central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh on Monday morning, bringing torrential rain to the capital.

With the downpours lasting several hours, multiple streets including Thuy Khue, Nguyen Khuyen, Doi Can, Phung Hung, Truong Chinh and Giai Phong were heavily inundated.

In Cau Giay, Nam Tu Liem, Thanh Xuan, and Ha Dong Districts, severe flooding resulted in the breakdown of many motorcycles.

Water submerged several homes in some locations, causing severe hardship for the residents inside.

The rain remained heavy until Monday evening.

Meanwhile, in Ho Chi Minh City, light rain and strong winds were noticeable throughout the day.

According to Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the Southern Hydro-meteorological Station, the storm covered a radius of 200 to 300 kilometers.


A car travels on a severely inundated street in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre


A man rides his motorbike through the floodwater. Photo: Tuoi Tre




Commuters push their motorbikes after they broke down due to the flood. Photo: Tuoi Tre


A tow truck rescues a taxi breaking down in the middle of the flooded street. Photo: Tuoi Tre



Houses in Hanoi are submerged by the flood water. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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