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Hà Nội downpour causes traffic chaos

Update: June, 19/2017 - 20:36
Flooding on Lý Thường Kiệt Street. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt
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HA NOI - Two consecutive downpours that took place in the early evening rendered many roads impassable. A number of vehicles have broken down in the high water, exacerbating notoriously bad congestion at rush hour in the city of around 8 million people.

Heavy rain this evening caused serious flooding on the capital city’s streets. Traffic was brought to a standstill at the Lý Thường Kiệt - Ngô Quyền intersection. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said that powerful stratus clouds were the cause of the heavy rain in Hà Nội’s urban areas. — VNS

Flooding on the Lý Thường Kiệt - Quán Sứ intersection in the downtown district of Hoàn Kiếm, caused by heavy rain. — VNS Photo Việt Thanh

 

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