Hà Nội downpour causes traffic chaos

June 19, 2017 - 20:36

Flooding caused by torrential rain has brought the capital city’s streets to a standstill.

Flooding on Lý Thường Kiệt Street. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt
Viet Nam News

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