Sunday 26 March 2017

Three miners rescued after Welsh cave in

Antony Stone

Three men were trapped underground for up to an hour after a cave-in at a colliery in the early hours of this morning.

Rescuers released the three trapped men after a trench collapsed at the Aberpergwm drift mine, in Glynneath, south Wales, just after 3am.



"Three people were released, there were two casualties who were taken to hospital," a Mid and West Wales Fire Brigade spokeswoman said.



"The third person was released after receiving treatment at the scene."



She added that they were released by a colliery mine rescue crew after being trapped for approximately one hour.



Firefighters stood by with lighting equipment and gave assistance until receiving the order to stand down at 5.58am.



A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed that two men were taken to Morriston Hospital, Swansea.



The extent of their injuries is not known, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.



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