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Photo Essay: Red River rising

Update: July, 25/2017 - 09:42
Flooding on an alluvial islet in the middle of the Red River in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
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The water level of the Hồng (Red) River has been rising sharply in Hà Nội in the last few days after torrential rains and the water discharge from the Hòa Bình Hydropower Plant reservoir. Residents of an alluvial islet have have been anxiously monitoring the water level and trying to carry on with their lives amid the chaos wrought by the flooding. Việt Nam News reporter Đoàn Tùng reports through his lens.

The islet in the middle of the Red River, known as Bãi Giữa, is home to mostly poor migrant families. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
People rush to harvest their crops ahead of possible flooding. — VNS photo Đoàn Tùng
The higher water level has one advantage - fish are easier to catch. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
The water level of the Red River running through Hà Nội has increased sharply after torrential rains and water discharge from the Hòa Bình Hydropower Plant. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
Flooding on an islet in the middle of the Red River. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
Crops and plants submerged by flooding as a result of rising water levels of the Red River in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

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