Three miners rescued after Welsh cave in
Published 03/11/2011 | 09:51
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.