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Two dead after lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons

Two people have died after being struck by lightning in the Brecon Beacons.

Two people have died as a result of lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A spokesperson for Prince Charles Hospital says four people were taken to hospital following two separate incidents in the national park.

It added one person is being treated at Morriston Hospital at the specialist burns unit. One other person continues to receive treatment at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

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Brecon Beacons National Park took to Facebook to pay tribute to the two deaths saying their 'thoughts go out to their families and friends at this time'.


Teenager injured after hitting rock while 'tombstoning'

A teenager has been injured at Llandudno's Great Orme after jumping into the sea from a high point - a practice known as 'tombstoning'.

The 15-year-old, from Llandudno Junction, was with a group jumping into the water but hit a rock, breaking his foot, and had to be pulled to safety by his friends.

The 15-year-old boy broke his foot after jumping into the sea from a height and hitting a rock. Credit: ITV News

He was evacuated by inshore lifeboat from a shingle beach last night before being taken to hospital by ambulance.


House on fire after being struck by lightning

A house is on fire as a result of a lightning strike in mid Wales.

The house caught fire after being hit by lightning (file photo). Credit: PA Images

Mid and West Fire Service say they received a call just after one o'clock this afternoon of a house on fire in the village of Ferwig, near Cardigan.

The fire is believed to be through the roof and it's believed there are no casualties.

There are currently two appliances there and others on their way to the scene.

Mountain 'cries for help' turn out to be goats bleating

Mountain rescuers in Snowdonia who responded to cries for help said no one appeared in distress - and the sounds were probably goats bleating.

Rescuers responded to reported 'cries for help' - but it's now thought the sounds were goats bleating. Credit: ITV News

The sounds, reported by a walker, appeared to be coming from the lower slopes of 3,000ft Tryfan.

But Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team said there were climbers and other walkers still on the peak and no sign of anyone in distress.

Pensioner's money snatched as he uses cashpoint

Police are investigating after a pensioner using a cashpoint had his money snatched in broad daylight.

The pensioner had his money snatched in broad daylight as he used a cashpoint (file photo). Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

It happened near the Nat West machine on Prestatyn high street yesterday afternoon.

Police are hoping someone might have witnessed the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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