More than 500 people have had pauper’s funerals in Wales in the last five years, costing more than £500,000.

An 18-year-old was among those who had a funeral funded by a local authority, BBC Wales has learned.

The funerals are carried out when a person died without relatives or the family is unable to pay.

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