A bunch of telephone cables have fallen to the ground, blocking the entrance of many houses in Alley No. 124 on Au Co Street in Hanoi.
Photo: Dan Tri
According to local residents, the cables have hung loosely over people’s heads for a very long time.
“There are many trucks passing here for the last two days, dragging the cables lower to the ground,” said Le Van Manh who lives at No. 20 on the street. “Some motorists have got tangled in the cables and fallen off their bikes.”
The messy bunch of big and small cables is about 50 m long.
The cables have fallen closest to Manh’s grocery.
Customers have to stoop through the cables to get into the shop.
“My family is most affected,” Manh said. “I cannot take bikes inside my house any more and this bunch of cables also poses a danger to passengers.”
Nguyen Van Thang, head of Tay Ho Electricity Company said because telecom cables are heavy, they can easily fall down. “We will send somebody to fix the problem,” he said.