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Crowds gather outside the Six Bells Colliery

BBC News: first broadcast June 28 1960

News report on the crowds that have gathered to anxously await news on the the fate of the missing caught up in the explosion. New rescue teams and a fleet of National Coal Board ambulances arrive at the pit. 45 men were killed in the disaster.

Mining in Wales

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