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Reports: Volunteers to focus search on six villages

Map marking the six villages that volunteers will search. Machynlleth is labelled on the centre. Credit: Google Maps

The volunteer search parties are focusing on six villages surrounding the town of Machynlleth, according to local news website Wales Online.

These are: Llanbrynmair, Staylittle, Corris, Pennal, Dinas Mawddwy, Cemmaes Road. The furthest of the villages - Dinas Mawddwy - is around 13 miles away.

A further 32 smaller villages and hamlets have been identified as being of interest.

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