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Photos: Dealing with a heat wave in Hanoi

Monday, June 05, 2017, 15:36 GMT+7

With record high temperatures taking their toll on northern Vietnam, local residents have come up with various ways of coping with the blistering heat.

A heat wave has been roasting Hanoi and the northern region since the middle of last week, and is forecast to remain until Tuesday, with readings in some locations easily exceeding the 40-degree-Celsius mark.

According to data reviewed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, this is the most severe heat wave to hit the north in the last 14 years. Newswire VnExpress said the 41.5 degrees Celsius recorded in central Hanoi on Saturday was the highest temperature since 1971.

As the extreme weather blanks the capital, Tuoi Tre has observed how people in Hanoi are sheltering from it.

Besides several creative ways of cooling off, many defy the baking conditions to continue their daily work.

The pedestrian street near Hoan Kiem Lake is empty on hot days. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Crowds of people queue to enter the Linh Dam swimming pool in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi on June 4, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Others choose to bring their children to the Linh Dam Lake in Hoang Mai District. Photo: Tuoi Tre 

Three young men hide from the heat beneath a flyover near Road Belt 3. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Despite the sweltering sun, a vendor still sells brooms on Khuat Duy Tien Street in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A man sweats as he carries a cement load on Dai Co Viet Street in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre

An ice deliveryman is hard at work. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Farmers in the outer district of Dong Anh, Hanoi, switch to harvesting at night to avoid the blistering sun. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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