Hanoi floods again - Photos

In a repeat of last year's major flooding at the end of October 2008, Hanoi woke up this morning to find parts of the city were deep underwater:

Motorbike braves the floods

 

As heavy storms turned to tropical depressions the rivers around Hanoi overflowed causing chaos on the streets. According to the city's drainage department the pumps are hard at work and the water could be cleared by the end of the day if the rain stops, but if it continues the floods could remain for several days.

Last year the flooding lasted for over a week and the people of Hanoi did their best to continue their daily business. Some even took the opportunity to catch fish in their local streets!

(photos: VNExpress + VietNamNet)