Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Final farewell to disaster miner

David Powell, 50, lost his life in an underground accident at Gleision colliery, near Pontardawe, South Wales

Family and friends will come together to pay a final farewell to a miner killed in a colliery disaster.

David Powell, 50, lost his life in an underground accident at Gleision colliery, near Pontardawe, South Wales.

Three other colleagues were killed when water engulfed the tunnel the men were working in last month, claiming four lives.

Philip Hill, 44, Garry Jenkins, 39, and Charles Breslin, 62, died when disaster struck on September 15.

Funeral services which attracted hundreds of mourners in each case have already taken place for the three men.

A service for Mr Powell will be held today at St David's Church, in Ystalyfera, in the Swansea Valley.

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