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Hanoi: Heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour

Rosy Huong Rosy Huong

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October 15, 2020 | 09:59

Tropical storm Nangka brought heavy rain to Hanoi in the afternoon of October 14, causing traffic chaos in the capital city. Many streets were flooded as locals tried hard to get back home.

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Traffic congestion occurrs in many streets in Hanoi in the afternoon of October 14 when the capital city experienced heavy rains for hours. Photo: VoV
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Heavy rains cause traffic chaos in the capital as a lot of people take detour to avoid several submerged streets. The most severely congested areas are Nguyen Trai - Tay Son, Lang - Truong Chinh, Nguyen Chi Thanh - Tran Duy Hung. Photo: VoV
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Traffic congestion in Tay Son-Nguyen Trai route. Photo: VoV
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Traffic congestion create “seas of people” in the capital city. Photo: VoV
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Motorbikes try to find space to move during the peak hour. Photo: VoV
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Some motorbike drivers lose patience and even break the law, riding in the opposite direction. Photo: VoV
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Some motorbike drivers lost patience and even broke the law, riding in the opposite direction. Photo: VoV
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The ambulance car has been stuck in traffic for hours. Photo: VoVo
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Torrential rains and traffic congestion cause a collision on Tay Son Street. Photo: VoV
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Vehicles are lining up onTruong Chinh street leading to Nga Tu So intersection. Photo: VoV
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Traffic crawls on roads has heavy rain continues. Photo: VoV
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Some motorbike drivers break the law to ride in different directions. Photo: VoV
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Many streets in Hanoi are flooded on October 14. Photo: VoV
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Nangka, packing wind speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour), will trigger heavy rains of up to 400 millimeters in parts of northern and central Vietnam from October 14-16.
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