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How Ho Chi Minh City dwellers counter blazing weather

How Ho Chi Minh City dwellers counter blazing weather

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 15:06 GMT+7

As intensive heat waves keep baking Ho Chi Minh City at about 40 degrees Celsius at noon, local citizens have found various ways to shelter from the blazing weather when going outside.

Having coats and other garments completely cover themselves is a typical dressing habit of people in the city when traveling on streets this month.

Le Thi Nghia, a coat seller on Dien Bien Phu Street, Binh Thanh District, said, “It is so hot that men also buy coats, gloves and face masks to counter the heat.”

“Some even conceal themselves in coats usually worn by women as they can cover more parts of the body.” 

Many also look for shady spots to wait for the traffic lights under the scorching sunlight.

To the homeless, parks and roads lined with trees become sheltering places for them in daytime.

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A disabled woman covers herself in coats and face masks when traveling on a street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Two people cover themselves in a raincoat to avoid the blazing weather. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A man sits next to an automatic water sprinkler to cool himself. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Three people are seen taking a nap under a bridge, avoiding the scorching conditions. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Face masks and heat-resistant coats are commonly worn by people on Ho Chi Minh City streets now. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A staff member of a coffee shop on Hong Minh Giam Street, Phu Nhuan District, is seen scattering water on plants and vehicles to counter the heat spell. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A security guard of a company on Hanoi Highway is seen wearing gloves while flapping the fan to avoid the heat. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A man shelters himself under an umbrella to keep away from the hot spell along Hanoi Highway in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A chicken trader is pictured concealing herself under a group of trees from the baking weather along Pham Van Dong Street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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