HONG KONG: Indonesian Muslims wearing headbags suffer heatstroke as Hong Kong swelters

 

Some 20 Indonesian Muslim maids fell ill under the scorching sun while celebrating their national day in Victoria Park, as the effects of Typhoon Goni sent Hong Kong temperatures soaring. 

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SCMP  (h/t Scott R) Nine Muslim domestic workers required hospital treatment after experiencing headaches and other heatstroke symptoms on a day when the Observatory‘s hot weather warning was in place from early morning and temperatures pushed record levels recorded on August 8th. In urban areas, the Observatory recorded temperatures over 34 degrees Celsius, while in Sheung Shui they hit 37 degrees.