Driver had 'a lucky escape' after getting caught in Afan Valley landslide

A driver had 'a lucky escape' after getting caught in a landslide in a village in the Afan Valley.

People living in Glyncorrwg were 'shocked' to wake up to the landslide around 6 o'clock this morning.

Councillor Nicola Davies said it is 'unbelievable' how lucky the driver was.

'I'm shocked to be honest, seeing a car stuck in the middle of a landslide. A tree had also come down. It had gone lengthways. He's lucky it's not worse.'

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It came after a night of heavy rain, on land where trees have been chopped down in recent years.

'We did have heavy rain but nothing like we normally have. So it was quite a surprise to see the damage this morning.'

The driver of the car is said to be 'shaken up', but not injured. The road remains closed while a clear-up operation takes place.

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