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Surge in 999 calls to East Midlands Ambulance

Ambulances are receiving more emergency calls Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

East Midlands Ambulance say they have seen a surge in the number of 999, urgent and emergency calls over the past 24 hours, many in connection with symptoms caused by the warm humid weather.

On an average day they take around 2000 calls, but yesterday they received around 3000 calls.

Types of calls included sunstroke, dehydration, heat exhaustion and breathing difficulties. They have also seen an increase in the number of road traffic collisions.

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