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Gleision mine deaths: Manslaughter trial jury selected

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Image caption Malcolm Fyfield faces four gross negligence manslaughter charges

Jurors have been chosen for the trial of a mine manager over the deaths of four miners at a Swansea Valley mine.

Malcolm Fyfield, 58, was the manager of the Gleision drift mine near Cilybebyll when it flooded in September 2011.

David Powell, 50, Charles Breslin, 62, Philip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, died in the incident.

Mr Fyfield denies manslaughter while MNS Mining, the company which operated the site, denies corporate manslaughter.

The jury is due to be sworn in at Swansea Crown Court on Tuesday, with the case likely to be opened later this week.

Proceedings are expected to last until at least the end of June.

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