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Traffic chaos in Hanoi after heavy downpour

By Ngoc Thanh, Gia Chinh   May 29, 2022 | 06:00 am PT
Many streets in Hanoi were flooded following a downpour that lasted hours, triggering traffic chaos across the capital Sunday afternoon.
For more than two hours, it rained heavily in Hanois inner districts, causing streets to flood and traffic woes. A section of Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan Disitrct was heavily flooded, forcing cars to move slowly in the outermost lane.

A section of Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan Disitrct was heavily flooded, forcing cars to move slowly in the outermost lane.

Since the rain water is deep, some residents attempted to push their vehicle into the sidewalk on Nguyen Trai Street.

Some residents attempt to push their vehicle onto the sidewalk on Nguyen Trai Street.

Many streets in Thanh Xuan District have been paralyzed.

Many streets in Thanh Xuan District were paralyzed with traffic jams.

As heavy rain drenchs Hanoi, pedestrian struggle to navigate through the sea of motorbikes overflowing the sidewalk on Tran Phu Street in Ha Dong District.

Pedestrians struggle to navigate the sea of motorbikes spilling on to the sidewalk on Tran Phu Street in Ha Dong District.

On Nguyen Huy Tuong Street, the motorcycle of a father driving his son had fallen because of the rain water waves. Thanh Xuan District recorded more than 110 mm of rain, according to monitoring results.

On Nguyen Huy Tuong Street, the motorcycle of a father driving his son was knocked over by water waves.
It has been estimated that Thanh Xuan District recorded more than 110 mm of rain.

Nguyen Tuan Street in Thanh Xuan Disitrict also recorded similar flooding.

Nguyen Tuan Street in Thanh Xuan Disitrict was one of the severely flooded streets.

On Nguyen Tuan Street, a car became submerged in water. After more than 30 minutes, the tow truck still couldnt get the car out of the flooded street.

On Nguyen Tuan Street, a car that had stalled could not be removed by a tow truck even after 30 minutes.

Local police were on hand to redirect traffic and warn oncoming vehicles after a fallen tree blocked part of Nguyen Tuan Street.

Local police redirected traffic and warned oncoming vehicles after a fallen tree blocked part of Nguyen Tuan Street.

People climb walls to move through deep flooded sections.

Some people climb walls to get across heavily flooded sections.

Hundreds of Hanoi Sewerage Company employees have been mobilized to stand guard at flooded points. Pumping stations at Bay Mau, Dam Chuoi, Ho Me, Yen So, Dong Bong 1-2, and Co Nhue ran at full capacity.

Hundreds of Hanoi Sewerage Company employees were mobilized to stand guard at flooded points. Pumping stations at Bay Mau, Dam Chuoi, Ho Me, Yen So, Dong Bong 1-2, and Co Nhue ran at full capacity.

Two men turned a motorbike upside down to force the water out of the muffler. According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, Cau Giay District received nearly 170 mm of rain in two hours, followed by Tay Ho (150 mm) and Hoang Mai (120 mm). More than 100 mm of rain falls recorded in the districts of Nam Tu Liem, Thanh Xuan, Ba Dinh, and Thanh Tri. The rain is caused by the impact of a low-pressure trough passing through northern Vietnam, which has been causing rain in the northern region for several days.

Two men turn a motorbike upside down to force the water out of the muffler.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, Cau Giay District received nearly 170 mm of rain in two hours, followed by Tay Ho (150 mm) and Hoang Mai (120 mm). More than 100 mm of rainfall was recorded in the districts of Nam Tu Liem, Thanh Xuan, Ba Dinh and Thanh Tri.
The rain was caused by the impact of a low-pressure trough passing through northern Vietnam, which has been causing rain in the northern region for several days, meteorologists said.

 
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