The Hanoitimes - On June 10, the ultraviolet index in Hanoi city will remain at the dangerous levels, posing a high risk of skin damage, including skin cancer, for people exposed under the sun for a long time. Blazing heat ends, heavy rain to refresh Hanoi from May 20 Hanoi’s residents struggle with blazing heat How long is scorching heat in Hanoi lasting? Scorching heat has been attacking Hanoi since June 9 and is forecast to last until June 12 night, with temperatures likely to surge to 41 degrees Celsius in the midst of the scorching heat wave, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) said. The NCHMF said that Foehn wind, caused by impact of the southeastern edge of the western hot low-pressure area, is developing and causing hot weather across the northern region, with temperatures ranging from 38 to 41 degrees Celsius, and even higher in some places. Hot weather will continue to take place in Hanoi in June. Photo: Duy Khanh … [Read more...] about Blazing hot temperatures attacks Hanoi till June 12
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What do the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and Long Bien Bridge have in common? All three were designed by the great French architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel. All three are iconic and highly symbolic. It is hard to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, New York without the Statue of Liberty and Hanoi without the Long Bien Bridge. In a monumentally ironic and ugly twist, the Long Bien Bridge was heavily bombed by the custodians of the Statue of Liberty during the Vietnam War. But it survived U.S. bombs and is still used by trains, motorbikes, cyclists and pedestrian to cross the majestic Red River. I always get a thrill when I cross the bridge on my motorbike. I can't think of too many bridges in the world that have so much character and sustain their own little world. Hanoians are very fond of their bridge. It is almost like a living creature. You want to treat it with kindness and respect. Which is what this story is about. For some time now, a gang of spray-can vandals … [Read more...] about Long Bien Bridge gets ‘bombed’ again
The Hanoitimes - The center’s experts said that as May is still the transition period, there is a dispute between hot and cold waves, so extreme weather may occur such as tornadoes, hail and strong wind in the thunderstorm. Scorching heat to attack Hanoi tomorrow The blazing hot temperatures in Hanoi city, as well as Vietnam’s northwest and central region may last until May 20, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). The current heat wave scorches Hanoi since early morning, with the highest temperature of 35-37 degrees Celsius, it even is expected to surge to 39 degrees Celsius tomorrow. Hot weather will continue to take place in Hanoi in May. Photo: Cong Hung The NCHMF said that Foehn wind, caused by impact of the southeastern edge of the western hot low-pressure area, is developing and causing hot weather across the northern region, with temperatures ranging from 36 to 39 degrees Celsius, and even 40 in some … [Read more...] about How long is scorching heat in Hanoi lasting?
A concrete floor at a construction site in the northern province of Quang Ninh’s Ha Long City collapsed, killing two workers. The incident happened at around midnight on Sunday at Citadines Marina Ha Long project invested by BIM Group. The victims were Tran Van Trang, 20, from Tuyen Quang Province and Ban Van Tho, 19, from Yen Bai Province. Citadines Marina Ha Long project According to initial information, the two young men fell from the 4th storey after the floor collapsed. The cause of the workplace accident is under investigation. Three workers also died after falling from an apartment building project in Ha Long City in August last year. A report announced recently by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs indicated that the construction sector is has seen the highest number of fatal work accidents, making up more than 20% of the total workplace incidents across the country. The country saw close to 9,000 work accidents last year, killing 982 people and … [Read more...] about Construction workers killed by Ha Long concrete floor collapse
Doctors said there was no hope. The baby would die. The broken-hearted father signed the cremation papers. He could not take her to their native place for burial because the premature baby’s mother, his wife, was still in the hospital and had to be tended to. Later, the sad parents went to the hospital to collect the ashes, but could not. They returned home, accepting their fate. But... In a story that twists at every turn with ifs and buts, the baby did not die. No chance “When I was six months pregnant, doctors at the district hospital said my baby had congenital hydrocephalus (a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid accumulates within the brain and increases pressure inside the skull). They advised me to give her up. “Even if she was born, she would not survive (for long), they noted,” said Khong Thi Thu Trang, sitting in her small house in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. Trang and her husband did not lose hope immediately. They went to the Tu Du … [Read more...] about A baby dies, survives and reunites with long-lost Vietnamese mother