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Celsa steelwork explosion: Funeral for second victim Mark Sim

Family handouts of Mark Sim, left, and Peter O'Brien Image copyright Other
Image caption Mark Sim, left, and Peter O'Brien both died in the explosion

The funeral of one of two men killed in a steelwork explosion in Cardiff took place on Tuesday.

A service for Mark Sim, 41, of Caldicot, Monmouthshire, was held at Forest of Dean Crematorium, Gloucestershire.

He died in the blast at Celsa Steel UK last month with Peter O'Brien, 51, of Llanishen, Cardiff.

More than 1,000 people attended Mr O'Brien's funeral at Christ the King Church, Llanishen, on 10 December.

Mr Sim, who was originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was married to Sam and had a young son and daughter.

He was a Newcastle United football fan and played for a local darts team in the Caldicot area.

In a statement following his death, his wife said: "I will cherish time we had together, the laughs and parties because Mark loved a good party - always the last one to leave.

"Mark will leave a big hole in our hearts and a great void in the lives of his daughter Georgia and son Jackson and to everyone's lives that he touched."

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