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Torrential rain deluges streets in Vietnam's Hai Phong

Torrential rain deluges streets in Vietnam's Hai Phong

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 14:32 GMT+7
Torrential rain deluges streets in Vietnam's Hai Phong
Heavy rain causes inundation in Hai Phong, Vietnam, August 26, 2021. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre

Heavy downpours that lasted several hours early on Thursday inundated a number of major streets in Hai Phong, a city in northern Vietnam, and hindered the commutes of local residents.

The downpour was deemed the heaviest that Hai Phong has seen this year. 

It started raining at around 3:00 am on Thursday and soon flooded such major streets as Hong Bang, Le Chan, Ngo Quyen, and Kien An with as much as one meter of water.

Hai Phong City residents travel along an inundated street, August 26, 2021. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre

Residents travel along an inundated street in Hai Phong, Vietnam, August 26, 2021. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre

On other downtown streets, including Lach Tay, Cau Dat, To Hieu, Luong Khanh Thien, Da Nang, and Nga Nam area, rainwater flowed into residential households, disrupting the daily functions of city dwellers.

On the same morning, the Hai Phong Sewerage and Drainage Company mobilized 200 staffers to open the manhole covers to drain the floodwaters in downtown areas. 

However, as of 9:00 am, many streets were still under water, causing delays and vehicle breakdowns.

A motorbike breaks down on an inundated street in Hai Phong City, August 26, 2021. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike breaks down on an inundated street in Hai Phong, Vietnam, August 26, 2021. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre

Hai Phong City residents travel along an inundated street, August 26, 2021. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre

Residents travel along an inundated street in Hai Phong, Vietnam, August 26, 2021. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre

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