A man was pronounced dead due to heat stroke on the way to General Hospital in Loc Ha District of the central province of Ha Tinh , hospital Deputy Director Dr. Nguyen Trong Quan said today.
People should work in shady areas to prevent heat stroke
The 50-year-old man living in Commune Phu Xuan was rushed to the hospital yesterday when his heart stopped pumping and breathing with high body temperature over 40 Celsius degree.
Doctors diagnosed that the man was experiencing heat stroke and then provided intensive treatment yet their efforts to save him was unrewarded. He had been already dead.
According to his relatives, he and his wife harvested peanuts in the nearby field in the sun. He fell into the faint suddenly in the field. The wife immediately called for the help of locals to take him home for changing clothes and then rushed him to the infirmary as they discovered him to lose consciousness.
Those suffering heat stroke usually have symptoms including dizziness and light-headedness; lack of sweating despite the heat; red, hot, and dry skin and nausea and vomiting.
People should move the person having a heat stroke to an air-conditioned environment -- or at least a cool, shady area -- and remove any unnecessary clothing; and fan an air over the patient while wetting his or her skin with water from a sponge or garden hose.
Medical workers warned that people avoid going out or work outside in present hot weather. People should wear long-sleeved shirts, facemask and take enough water.
Blazing heat ends, heavy rain to refresh Hanoi from May 20
Hanoi will see showers and thunderstorms with strong wind. The showers will last up to one week, i.e. until May 26.
It is predicted that the blazing heat wave attacking Hanoi over the past week will end on May 20 afternoon and the city will see heavy rain, even thunderstorms, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).
Currently, the continental cold high pressure in the north of Vietnam is being reinforced, compressed and moved to low pressure at about 25-27 degrees to the south.
The NCHMF forecast that due to impact of the low pressure, it is compressed from May 20 afternoon to May 21 night, in Vietnam’s northern and northern central provinces, there will be widespread rain, with an average rainfall of 30-60mm/24 hours, even over 80mm/24 hours in some places.
The center warned that there will appear even strong thunderstorms, in which whirlwinds, lightning, hail and strong winds may hit some northern provinces. The disaster risk warning will be at level 1.
Hanoi will see showers and thunderstorms with strong wind. The showers will last up to one week, i.e. until May 26, the NCHMF predicted.
In the past few days, scorching heat attacked Hanoi with temperature surging to 40-42 degrees Celsius.
The NCHMF’s experts said that as May is still the transition period, there is a mix of hot and cold waves, so extreme weather such as tornadoes, hail and strong wind in the thunderstorm may occur.
Another hot wave will likely affect the northern and central regions later this month, but they will not last long or be too harsh, said the forecasting center.