Outdoor workers grapple with baking temperatures in Vietnam

April 06, 2024

As a heatwave has been ripping through various parts of southern Vietnam, especially in the Mekong Delta, outdoor workers find themselves enduring a grueling test of resilience as they contend with soaring temperatures while on the job. Despite wearing sun protective clothing while working, Mai endures sunstroke and has trouble sleeping at the end of every day. She even feels exhausted after each time of mixing mortar due to prolonged exposure to the sun, but the woman has to keep working, Mai said. Ly Thi Mai, a bricklayer helper, is pictured working in hot weather conditions in Tran Van Thoi District, Ca Mau Province, southern Vietnam. The baking hot weather has swept through the southern region for nearly two months, resulting in freshwater undersupply in many localities.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News