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Heatwave: St John Wales warning over hot weather

The head of a first aid charity says people are not paying enough attention to the dangers posed by the hot weather.

St John Wales chief executive Keith Dunn urged people to use sun lotion, drink more water and wear hats as temperatures soar across the country.

Mr Dunn also advised people with elderly relatives or neighbours to check if they were coping in the hot weather. He also warned parents to protect children from the sun.

His comments come as a study found 100 people may have died in Wales as a result of the heatwave so far.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine estimated 60 to 100 mostly elderly people may have died from 6-14 July.

Mr Dunn spoke to BBC Wales reporter Rhodri Lewis.

Wales heatwave 'may have killed 100'

  • 19 Jul 2013
  • From the section Wales