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Aberfan

a former coal-mining village in S Wales, in Merthyr Tydfil county borough: scene of a disaster in 1966 when a slag heap collapsed onto part of the village killing 144 people (including 116 children)
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The Queen has visited Aberfan several times throughout her reign, the first visit coming nine days after the Aberfan disaster.
The Queen has visited Aberfan several times throughout her time as monarch, the first visit coming nine days after the Aberfan disaster.
"Even half a century on, the facts of the Aberfan disaster are no less shocking and resonate throughout Wales."
The investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle in 1969 and the haunting aftermath of the Aberfan disaster are just two examples of the fascinating footage shot by Menai Bridge man Maldwyn Edwards.
FORMER pupils of a Holme Valley school which closed in the wake of the Aberfan disaster have been invited to attend a reunion.
Almost one in three survivors of the Aberfan disaster are still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder 37 years on, a new study says today.
[T] he Aberfan disaster is a terrifying tale of bungling ineptitude by many men charged with tasks for which they were totally unfitted, of failure to heed clear warnings, and of total lack of direction from above.
Heap of trouble: A policeman carries away a young survivor from the Aberfan disaster which killed 116 children and 28 adults in 1966 when a slag heap collapsed on to a school.
FAMILIES of the Aberfan disaster victims last night called on the Government to return pounds 2 million "stolen" from their relief fund more than 30 years ago.
Mr Menzies was snapped as he begins his role as Prince Philip while filming the recreation of the Aberfan disaster.