Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Welsh miners: All four remaining trapped miners have died (live updates)


Emergency workers at the scene in Gleision Colliery near Swansea, South Wales, where four men are trapped following structural damage, on Sept, 15 2011 (Carl Ryan/South Wales Police - AP)
(Follow live updates from the scene below.)

Seven miners were working in a a colliery in the Swansea Valley in south Wales Friday when a blasting work accident caused water to flow into the tunnels.

While three men escaped the mine, the four remaining miners all died in the flooded shafts 300 feet below the ground, the Guardian reports.

Watch video of the rescue efforts in the mine below:

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