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Friday, September 16, 2011

Trapped Miners: Three Found Dead In Wales - 16th Sept

Rescuers have found the body of a third miner in a colliery in South Wales, leaving only one unaccounted for.

The search for the fourth man is ongoing and emergency teams have said they are proceeding on the basis he may still be alive.

Phillip Hill, 45, Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, and Garry Jenkins, 39, were trapped on Thursday morning when Gleision Colliery, near Swansea, flooded.

Formal identification of the three bodies has not yet taken place but their families - waiting in a nearby community centre - have been informed.

Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan said: "This is further distressing news on what is a tragic day for the local community and the country as a whole.

"My thoughts continue to be with the families and friends of the miners and everyone involved." Read More