Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets

A torrential rainstorm hit Hanoi Tuesday afternoon, flooding many parts of the city, stranding vehicles and causing widespread disruption
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Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
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Thunderstorms struck Hanoi's inner districts at around 6 p.m Tuesdau., leaving many roads submerged under rainwater. Rainfall of nearly 20 cm was recorded in Ta Hien street in Hoan Kiem District.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
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"Rainwater brought trash and a foul smell into my house, which is really disgusting. I have had to stand at the building facade to stop the garbage," a Ta Hien street resident said.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
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Tong Dan street recorded 50 cm of water. One man had to walk with his motorbike after the engine broke down.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
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Sanitation workers wearing raincoats stand guard on Nguyen Trai street to open sewer drains and warn people of potential sinkholes.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
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A long line of commuters had to wait for the water to recede.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
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Several vehicles trying to navigate the flooding had their engines break down. One was even stranded in a deep sink hole.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
(Photo: VNE)

Rainwater reached an adult's knees in Vu Trong Phung street.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
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A man carries a woman across the road.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
(Photo: VNE)

One truck waded through the high flood water.

Sudden downpour hits Hanoi streets
(Photo: VNE)

Heavy traffic jams were recorded in Nguyen Trai street. Rush hour after the rain lasted longer than usual.

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