Torrential rains submerge streets, disrupt traffic in Hanoi

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Rains started around midday on Tuesday and did not stop until early Wednesday morning


 Heavily flooded Tran Duy Hung Street. Many places around the city are under up to 60 centimeters of water, news website VnExpress reported. Photos credit: VnExpress
A car stuck since 4 a.m. in a flooded area near the Pham Hung-Tran Duy Hung crossroads after it broke down. Rainfall exceeded 200 millimeters at most places, the highest since the beginning of this year, the website said, citing the Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company.
 A submerged area near Pakexim apartments in Tay Ho District.
Many people have abandoned their vehicles on a flooded flyover in Ha Dong District.
 As many of its sections are under water, National Road No.6 has seen traffic back up for 5-6 kilometers.
 Another traffic jam on Pham Van Bach Street, Cau Giay District. Photos credit:
 Dozens of motorbikes and cars have broken down at the Tran Thai Tong-Ton That Thuyet crossroads.
 Water has flooded a house in Alley No.165, Cau Giay District, where tens of families have been isolated since last night.
 Many sellers at Cau Giay District's Nha Xanh Market had to evacuate their goods in the middle of the night.
 Locals try to fight the flooding with sandbags.
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