Streets become streams in Hanoi as tropical depression rages

By Gia Chinh   July 21, 2018 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

Heavy rainfall from Friday night to Saturday morning inundated several parts of the city, with some areas under half a meter deep in water.

Traffic comes to a halt in Yen Nghia District as vehicles avoid heavily flooded areas.

Traffic came to a standstill in Yen Nghia District as vehicles avoided heavily flooded areas.

Vehicles struggle to traverse the Nguyen Trai Road.

Vehicles wade on Nguyen Trai Road.

A bus rushes through the water in Quang Trung Road.

A bus on Quang Trung Street in downtown Hanoi.

A person walks a motorcycle through the Duong Noi urban area.

A person walks a motorcycle through the Duong Noi urban area.

Two women wade their way through a flooded street.

People make their way through a flooded street.

Traffic slows to a crawl next to a bus station on Le Trong Tan Road.

Traffic slows to a crawl next to a bus station on Le Trong Tan Road.

People cooperate to push a motorcycle away from the flooded Nguyen Trai Road.

People help each other get a scooter off the flooded Nguyen Trai Road.

A Hanoi Drainage Company worker patrols the streets for possible sinkholes on Thai Ha Street.Ive been standing here since 5 am to warn the people of possible sinkholes, he said.

A Hanoi Drainage Company worker on guard in Thai Ha Street. "I've been standing here since 5 a.m. to warn the people of possible sinkholes," he said.

Motorcycles splash waves on Thai Ha Street.

Vehicles create waves on Thai Ha Street.

People cooperate to rescue a motorcycle with its engine shutdown due to rainwater.

A motorcycle that stalled gets towed away in a pull cart.

Several districts in Hanoi, including Hoang Mai, Ba Dinh and Dong Da have received continuous rainfall for the last 12 hours, with the gauge recording between 70 and 170 millimeters.

Since last Friday, northern Vietnam has been experiencing heavy and persistent rainfalls due to the presence of a tropical depression, according The National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center. Storm Son Tinh made landfall in north central Vietnam on July 18 and weakened into a depression, but still caused torrential rains in the region and its northern neighbors.

It is expected that the rainfall will continue for a few days more.

 
 
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