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How people in Hanoi, Nghe An endure blistering heat (photos)

Thursday, May 04, 2017, 17:00 GMT+7

Residents in Hanoi and the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An are struggling to go about their daily lives amid the scorching weather smothering the region.

In the Vietnamese capital, temperatures reached 36 degrees Celsius around noon on Wednesday, forcing citizens to seek cover from the extreme heat.

Locals sought the shelter of trees along the streets, bridges, flyovers, and rustic coffee stands along the sidewalks to escape the sun.

Those whose jobs require outdoor work, such as motorbike taxi drivers, porters, and street sweepers, covered themselves from head to toe in long-sleeved clothing, gauze masks, sunglasses, and hats.

Here are some photos depicting the daily life of Hanoi residents in the blistering weather:

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A senior citizen rests near a bush along Duong Dinh Nghe Street. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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People take shelter under a pedestrian tunnel. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A shoe seller wipes sweat off his face. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Residents gather for drinks along the sidewalk. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A motorbike taxi driver dresses in layers of clothing for protection from heat. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Commuters wear gloves, jackets, gauze masks, and sun glasses while traveling on the street. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Foreign tourists wear straw hats under the hot weather. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A cyclo driver takes a quick nap under the shade of a tree. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A young woman covers her head with a jacket while waiting for a bus. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A security guard hides from the sun under a flyover. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Meanwhile, in Vinh, a city in Nghe An Province, temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Wednesday.

According to the hydro-meteorological station in north-central Vietnam, the hot weather pattern in the region has entered its peak period, creating an extremely unpleasant atmosphere for local residents.

Citizens in the province could feel their skin burning as the heat started to kick up around 10:00 in the morning.

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A man shows his fatigue while transporting goods in the heat. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Commuters protect themselves with all types of clothing. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Two workers are drenched in sweat as they work outdoors. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A man drinks a bottle of iced-water. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Large fans work at full capacity at a children’s hospital in Nghe An. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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