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Inquiries ordered into Welsh mining tragedy

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Inquiries ordered into Welsh mining tragedy


Police say a fourth miner has been found dead at a flooded mine in south Wales.

The body’s discovery means there are no survivors.

The accident happened at the Gleision Colliery, fifteen kilometres north of Swansea.

It is Britain’s worst mining disaster in decades, almost a quarter of a century after the shutdown of most of the country’s pits.

The men became trapped when a wall collapsed, sending a flood of water along the main 250-metre route into the mine.

Gleision is a drift mine where tunnels are dug horizontally into the rock, rather than directly downwards.

A series of investigations will now be held, including a health and safety inquiry.

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