Friday, 16 September 2011
Four Trapped Miners
Tragically one of the four men trapped underground in a coal mine near Swansea has died. Condolences to his loved-ones.
I'm interested to see how this event is portrayed by the media in comparison to when a similar tragedy befalls a soldier in Afghanistan. See here for background: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-brave-boys.html
There's a HPANWO Forum thread discussing non-Military memorials too: http://hpanwoforum.freeforums.org/are-the-armed-forces-a-religion-t331.html
The only reason fewer miners get injured and killed nowadays is because most of the coal mines in Wales are now closed down.
(Addendum- 19/9/11: All four men perished in the mine. Very sorry to hear that.)