Cllr Ali Thomas
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Welsh mine rescue: 'There is still hope for miners' says councillor

Police at the Gleision colliery near Swansea, where rescue teams have been searching for four men trapped underground say one miner has been found dead.

Rescuers have been struggling to reach the miners because of a flooded section. A former miner and local councillor, Ali Thomas, said the families of the trapped miners were under extreme strain.

  • 16 Sep 2011
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