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Welsh miners still trapped in Gleision Colliery

A rescue operation is still under way in Wales to try to free four men trapped in a mine, 90m (295ft) underground, since Thursday morning.

Specialist divers who entered the mine in the Gleision Colliery in Swansea Valley, were forced to turn back, after debris made the water too murky.

The four men were named on Thursday night as Charles Bresnan, 62; David Powell, 50; and Garry Jenkins, 39, from the Swansea Valley; and Phillip Hill, 45, of Neath. Rescuers have made no contact with the trapped men but are optimistic they will be freed.

Hywel Griffiths reports.

  • 16 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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