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Hanoi: Heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour

09:59 | 15/10/2020

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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hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
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
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
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
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Traffic congestion in Tay Son-Nguyen Trai route. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Traffic congestion create “seas of people” in the capital city. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Motorbikes try to find space to move during the peak hour. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Some motorbike drivers lose patience and even break the law, riding in the opposite direction. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Some motorbike drivers lost patience and even broke the law, riding in the opposite direction. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
The ambulance car has been stuck in traffic for hours. Photo: VoVo
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Torrential rains and traffic congestion cause a collision on Tay Son Street. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Vehicles are lining up onTruong Chinh street leading to Nga Tu So intersection. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Traffic crawls on roads has heavy rain continues. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Some motorbike drivers break the law to ride in different directions. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
Many streets in Hanoi are flooded on October 14. Photo: VoV
hanoi heavy rains cause serious congestion during rush hour
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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