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Tesco 'lightning strike' nothing more than burst pipe

The cause of an evacuation at a Tesco store on Saturday afternoon was a burst water pipe, the retailer has confirmed.

There were reports yesterday that lightning had struck the store causing water to pour in during heavy thunderstorms above the shop in Boston in Lincolnshire.

But Tesco say that it was in fact a water pipe that runs just below the roof that had burst. It happened in the late afternoon yesterday, and staff were able to clean up the water by 9pm, when the store reopened.

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Health watchdog advice for staying safe in the sun

Public Health England has issued advice on how to stay safe over the next few days as a heatwaves sweeps across the region.

Temperatures are expected to soar into their thirties this week Credit: PA Wire

The watchdog says keeping safe in the sun is mostly common sense but warns the high temperatures can bring trouble for those with underlying health risks.

“Each year we hear stories of people who have fallen seriously ill because, even though it’s hotter they may wear clothes which are too warm for hot weather, they may not drink enough or just try to do too much," said Dr Angie Bone, head of Extreme Events at Public Health England.

Public Health England issued advice:

  • Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • Drink plenty of water - sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • Open windows when it feels cooler outside and it’s safe to do so
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • If you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
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