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The Welsh Mining Disaster

Sadly two men have been found dead in a dreadful mine accident in Wales.

Two of four miners trapped in the flooded Gleision Colliery have been found dead, police have confirmed, but experts say they are continuing to pump in oxygen in a bid to keep the remaining men alive. One of the men, who have has not been named, was apparently just minutes from safety when he was overwhelmed by a tide of water as he tried to flee. He had followed the same escape route out of the colliery, near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley, as two of his colleagues but failed to make it to the surface.

So very heartbreaking for all those directly involved. God help them.