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Hanoi traffic brought to standstill by heavy rain

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

Hanoi traffic brought to standstill by heavy rain

QĐND – Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

A heavy rain lasting from 7am-9am on July 13 brought Hanoi’s traffic to a standstill. On most streets, means of transport could barely move for several hours.

According to the Hanoi Urban Environment and Water Supply, Drainage Company, 79 places were flooded across the city. Some streets experienced particularly high waters including Nguyen Khuyen, Ba Trieu, Tan Mai, Thai Ha, Giang Vo, Le Duan, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Nguyen Phong Sac and Nguyen Khanh Toan.

The stretch of Le Duan street along Hanoi’s railway station was severely flooded, while the Kim Ma-Nguyen Thai Hoc route saw the most serious traffic jam due to slow water drainage. A long queue of automobiles and motorbikes couldn’t move for several hours. Even when the rain stopped at 10am, vehicles could only travel at a snail’s pace.

Giang Vo, Thai Ha, Dien Bien Phu and Tran Phu streets were also seriously affected. In the morning, only on Nguyen Van Cu street, linking Gia Lam district to downtown Hanoi, could vehicles move easily.    

The National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre measured the rainfall of between 130-150mm in the downtown area. The centre forecast that heavy downpours would continue to lash down overnight with a moderate rainfall.

In the next few days, temperatures in the northern region will fall by 1-2 degrees. There is a strong chance that as of July 14, the heat wave the region has been experiencing will come to an end.  

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

More sets of remains of martyrs brought home from Cambodia

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

More sets of remains of martyrs brought home from Cambodia

QĐND – Saturday, July 03, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

PANO – The authorities of two Cambodian provinces of Kampong Thom and Kampong Cham have held a ceremony to hand over 83 sets of remains of fallen Vietnamese soldiers and specialists to Binh Phuoc and Tay Ninh provinces in Vietnam.

These remains were discovered by a joint search by both Vietnamese and Cambodian provinces.

According to the Vietnamese Military Attaché Department in Cambodia, the authority of Cambodia’s Kratie province will also handed over 81 sets of remains found in their province to the Vietnamese authorities.

In early June, 9 sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers and specialists who died while serving at Cambodia’s Mondonkiri province were brought home and reburied in the Dac Lac provincial Martyr Cemetery.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND