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Heavy rain inundates streets in Hanoi

Heavy rain inundates streets in Hanoi

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12:13 GMT+7
Heavy rain inundates streets in Hanoi
A man travels on a flooded underpass through Thang Long Avenue in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Heavy rain flooded many major streets of Hanoi on Monday, causing traffic jams for commuters.

The downpour was identified as the upshot of Storm Lionrock, which hit Vietnam last weekend after traveling through the East Vietnam Sea as a tropical depression.

As witnessed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper correspondents on Monday, floodwaters on To Huu and Luong The Vinh Streets in Nam Tu Liem District surged to the height of the cars’ wheels.

Flooding also transpired on a gathering road section to Thang Long Avenue, located near the Bao Son Paradise Park urban area in Hoai Duc District.

Floodwaters also encroached on several underpasses that cross Thang Long Avenue, which impeded the progress of crossing commuters.

The inundation also caused the engines of many vehicles to fail.

By midday on Monday, floodwaters had yet to recede in many areas, despite the efforts of the Hanoi Drainage and Sewage Company, which mobilized pumps to drain out the floods.

A motorbike travels through flooding on the To Huu - Luong The Vinh intersection in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre A commuter pushes his motorbike on Hanoi’s Luong The Vinh Street after the vehicle’s engine failed in the flood, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A commuter pushes his motorbike on Hanoi’s Luong The Vinh Street after the vehicle’s engine failed in the flood, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike travels through flooding on the To Huu - Luong The Vinh intersection in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike travels through flooding at the To Huu - Luong The Vinh intersection in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A car darts through flooding on the To Huu - Luong The Vinh intersection in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A car darts through flooding at the To Huu - Luong The Vinh intersection in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Trucks drive through flooding on the Thang Long Avenue in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Trucks drive through flooding on Thang Long Avenue in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Broken-down cars are towed off a flooded street in Hanoi, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A broken-down car is towed off a flooded street in Hanoi, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cars drive through flooding on the Thang Long Avenue in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cars drive through flooding on Thang Long Avenue in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A staffer of the Hanoi Drainage and Sewage Company guides traffic through the flood, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A staffer of the Hanoi Drainage and Sewage Company guides traffic through the flood, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Trucks drive through flooding in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Trucks drive through flooding in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A staffer of the Hanoi Drainage and Sewage Company uses pumps to drain the flood, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A staffer of the Hanoi Drainage and Sewage Company uses pumps to drain the flood, October 11, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

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