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Funerals cancelled as fire shuts Welsh crematorium


A fire at a crematorium forced a string of funerals to be cancelled today.

Emergency crews were called to Margam Crematorium, near Port Talbot, Gwent, in the early hours after the main building’s roof caught fire. Officials from Neath Port Talbot Council said the facility would be closed until further notice, with seven funerals cancelled yesterday and another today. A spokeswoman added: “Families are being contacted by their funeral directors regarding alternative arrangements.”

Mid West and Wales Fire Service said appliances from Port Talbot, Neath and Kenfig Hill attended the incident.