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Evening downpour sinks streets across Hanoi

Evening downpour sinks streets across Hanoi

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 11:19 GMT+7
Evening downpour sinks streets across Hanoi
A woman pushes her broken-down motorbike on flooded Duong Dinh Nghe Street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Numeruos streets in Hanoi were severely flooded following a heavy downpour on Monday evening.

The torrential rain, accompanied by thunderstorms and gusts, began lashing the capital city at around 7:30 pm.

Within only 25 minutes from 7:45 to 8:10 pm, Cau Giay District recorded a massive rain volume of 61.8 millimeters, according to the report of the Hanoi Sewerage And Drainage Company.

A street turns into a river following a downpour in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Thu Hang / Tuoi Tre

A street turns into a river following a downpour in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Thu Hang / Tuoi Tre

Rainfalls of 30 to 50 millimeters were recorded in Dong Da, Thanh Xuan, and Hoan Kiem Districts in the same period.

By 8:40 pm, the rain volume in Cau Giay District had increased to 132 millimeters. 

Serious flooding occurred on multiple streets, namely Tran Binh, Phan Van Truong, Vuong Thua Vu, Bui Xuong Trach, Nguyen Khuyen, Phan Boi Chau, and Ly Thuong Kiet, according to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters.

Commuters push their motorbikes along a flooded street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Commuters push their motorbikes along a flooded street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The inundation caused motorbikes to break down, while floodwaters also flew into many houses.

The flooding also affected several areas in higher ground that were often less likely to be inundated.

On Nguyen Dinh Thi Street, a broken tree branch fell onto the roadway and blocked traffic, forcing vehicles to take a detour.

A bus travels on a flooded road in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A bus travels on a flooded road in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A truck travels on a heavily flooded street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A truck travels on a heavily flooded street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Thuy Khe Street in Hanoi is submerged due to the torrential rain, June 13, 2022. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

Thuy Khe Street in Hanoi is submerged due to the torrential rain, June 13, 2022. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

Rainwater flows into a house on Tran Quoc Vuong Street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Rainwater flows into a house on Tran Quoc Vuong Street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A pharmacy is inundated in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A pharmacy is inundated in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Tran Dang Ninh Street is submerged in knee-high rainwater in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Tran Dang Ninh Street is submerged in knee-high rainwater in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Heavy rain sinks Thanh Nien Street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Heavy rain sinks Thanh Nien Street in Hanoi, June 13, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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