Welsh mining disaster: ‘All the best people’ in the world could have been at the scene June 10, 2021 June 10, 2021 admin

The death toll from the Wales mining disaster has risen to 6,700, with more than 2,000 injured.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said the number of confirmed victims has increased to 1,769 with an additional 3,816 being feared missing.

In total, 8,800 people were involved in the disaster and 1,906 have been formally confirmed dead.

However, it is understood that at least 5,600 people have been confirmed missing and that many more have been missing in a remote area.

The Welsh government has announced an extra £5m in funding for the rescue and recovery of missing people and said the country is working closely with its international partners to provide the best possible support to those affected.

The BBC’s Stephen Evans in Wales says the deaths will add to the strain on a family devastated by the disaster.