A powerful rainstorm in Hanoi on Wednesday afternoon caused power outages and minor flooding in many streets, struck many trees and vehicles. A taxi driver died because of a fallen tree and two others died in a kayak accident.
The taxi is deformed after the incident.
According to the Hanoi Meteorological Station, in the rainstorm in Hanoi at 6pm yesterday, the strongest wind was measured at 60-72 km per hour, equivalent to a level-8 storm.
The gust blew many signboards, roofs, pulled down many trees and knocked down many cyclists and motorcycle drivers. Many motorcycles and roadside furniture were also thrown down. The city traffic was disturbed.
On Hung Vuong Road, an old tree fell on a running taxi, killing the driver on the spot and injuring two passengers.
Also in the rainstorm, a kayak was capsized on the West Lake. One rower died and one went missing.
In the districts of Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Tay Ho and Dong Anh, the rainfall was measured from 40mm to 79mm, causing flooding in some roads.
Heavy rain and strong winds also caused power outages in many areas.
Hanoi streets after the rainstorm:
A traffic light pole fell down in the rainstorm.
A collapsed tree.
Stalls at a fair held in the My Dinh National Stadium ater the rainstorm.
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