Heatstroke hits visitors at Royal Welsh Show


Medical teams at the Royal Welsh Show have declared a major heatstroke incident after being overwhelmed by people needing help.

On Monday staff at the St John medical centre dealt with 192 cases, while on Tuesday there were 202, of which about 120 were heat-related incidents.

Such was the demand for space on Tuesday that St John Ambulance treated patients in the centre's kitchen.

An inflatable tent is going up providing 12 extra spaces.

St John warned people to ensure they are prepared for the weather before entering the ground.

Heatstroke alert at Royal Welsh

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