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Heavy rain soaked the capital from 7am on October 3, leaving many streets throughout the city submerged in flooding. A number of motorbikes broke down on Tran Cung street in Cau Giay district.

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From 7:30am, the rain across Hanoi became stronger, leaving several streets in Bac Tu Liem and Cau Giay districts flooded.

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Local people on Tran Cung street attempt to protect their homes from the rising water.

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Tran Cung street is badly affected by the heavy rain, hampering morning commuters in the process.

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The rainfall that hit the city in the early hours of October 3 coincided with the morning commute of many of the city’s residents. As a result, severe traffic congestion built up on roads across the capital, including the Kim Ma-Lieu Giai intersection.

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A woman suffers a fall from her bike on Kim Ma Street due to the slippery conditions.

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Commuters are forced to wait in the heavy traffic, causing severe delays.

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Traffic chaos hit the Xuan Thuy-Cau Giay intersection at 7:15 am.

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Some commuters carry umbrellas as they battle through the flooded streets.

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Buses are at a standstill as congestion slow the journey for many road users.

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Many commuters are unable to reach their office by 9am due to the gridlocked streets.

Zing/VOV