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Trapped miners: Rescue operation under way

A major rescue operation is continuing after four miners became trapped by water in a small mine in the Swansea Valley.

About 50 rescuers are trying to free them from a ventilation shaft at Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe.

Two men escaped, and a third was taken to hospital. No details have been released about his condition.

Sian Lloyd reports.

  • 15 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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