Rain cuts rivers through central Vietnam

By Vo Thanh, Toan Dao   September 21, 2016 | 06:51 pm PT
The central region will experience downpours through Friday.

Heavy rains have reduced the streets of Hue to waist-deep rivers, forcing Vietnam Airlines to cancel eight flights to and from the popular tourist destination on Wednesday after announcing they would resume the following day.

However, the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center predicted the rains would continue through Friday.


Relentless rain crept into the homes of numerous residents of the riparian, coastal city of Hue.


Floodwater cascading through a restaurant in Hue.


A three-hour downpour turned a major thoroughfare into a river.


The rain forced commuters to dismount from their motorbikes and wade home.


The floods caused the city's An Cuu River to overflow.


The Dong Ba - Le Hong Phong intersection in Hue.


Parents picked up their kids from middle school during the flood.


The heavy rains continued into rush hour on Wednesday.


A flooded parking lot at the College of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Video by VnExpress/Nguyen Van Linh 

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