Prolonged downpours turn Hanoi streets into rivers
Students push their bicycles through flooded Thuy Khue Street in Hanoi on July 17, 2017..
Typhoon Tala made landfall in the north-central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh on Monday morning, bringing torrential rain to the capital.
With the downpours lasting several hours, multiple streets including Thuy Khue, Nguyen Khuyen, Doi Can, Phung Hung, Truong Chinh and Giai Phong were heavily inundated.
In Cau Giay, Nam Tu Liem, Thanh Xuan, and Ha Dong Districts, severe flooding resulted in the breakdown of many motorcycles.
Water submerged several homes in some locations, causing severe hardship for the residents inside.
The rain remained heavy until Monday evening.
Meanwhile, in Ho Chi Minh City, light rain and strong winds were noticeable throughout the day.
According to Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the Southern Hydro-meteorological Station, the storm covered a radius of 200 to 300 kilometers.
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