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50-year-old Vietnamese man dies due to heat stroke

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 (Photo : SGGP)

People should work in shady areas to prevent heat stroke (Photo : SGGP)

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.

By DUONG QUANG - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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