Rescuers at the Gleision Colliery
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Gleision mine deaths: Memories a year on from disaster

This weekend is the first anniversary of the Gleision Pit disaster in the Swansea Valley.

Four men died despite efforts by a team of rescuers trying to force their way into the flooded drift mine.

Radio Wales' Gilbert John, who was one of the first journalists at the scene, recalls the tragedy.

'Learn lessons of mine disaster'

  • 14 Sep 2012
  • From the section Wales