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Schoolchildren release balloons to remember miners

Black balloons were released at the unveiling of the National Mining Memorial Credit: ITV Wales / Carole Green

A group of schoolchildren released black balloons this morning to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Senghenydd mining disaster.

The balloons were a tribute to the 439 miners killed in the Universal Colliery at Senghenydd in 1913.

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Senghenydd pit hooter sounds on disaster centenary

The sound of the original Universal Colliery Pit hooter has rung out across the Aber Valley this morning.

It's to remember the 439 miners who died at Senghenydd, Britain's worst mining disaster, 100 years ago today.

Follow @Senghenydd1913 for real-time updates of the explosion.

Heritage group tweets events of 100 years ago today

The organisers of the Wales National Mining Memorial are tweeting real-time updates of the Senghenydd mining disaster.

An explosion killed 439 miners and one rescue worker on 14 October 1913.

Events to mark the centenary are taking place at Senghenydd today including an unveiling of a national memorial to remember all victims of mining disasters in Wales.

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