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Welsh mine rescue: Police confirm one miner found dead

One of the four miners trapped 90m (295ft) below ground in the Swansea Valley has been found dead. His identity has not been confirmed.

Rescuers had been trying to reach the men in the flooded Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe for nearly 24 hours.

The trapped miners are Charles Breslin, 62; David Powell, 50; and Garry Jenkins, 39, from the Swansea Valley; and Phillip Hill, 45, of Neath.

Supt Phil Davies said the rescue is continuing.

  • 16 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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