Aberfan


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Aberfan

(ˌæbəˈvæn)
n
(Placename) 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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Twda THE PHOTOGRAPHER who captured one of the defining images of the aftermath of the Aberfan disaster has died.
ROCK legend Jimi Hendrix visited Aberfan after driving through the night from London, it has been claimed.
Jimi said 'I don't want to go on Top of the Pops, I want to go to Aberfan, I want to go to the disaster site.
A TRIBUTE left by Prince Charles at the Aberfan cemetery has been stolen just days after it was laid on the 50th anniversary of the disaster.
THE Queen has paid tribute to the "indomitable spirit" of the people of Aberfan 50 years after the disaster.
The Prince of Wales visited Aberfan and laid a wreath bearing the words "Er bythol gof a chyda'r cydymdeiumlad dwysaf", meaning "In continuing memory and deepest sympathy".
The message included: "I well remember my own visit with Prince Philip after the disaster, and the posy I was given by a young girl, which bore the heartbreaking inscription, "From the remaining children of Aberfan.
Tomorrow marks 50 years since the Aberfan disaster, which claimed the lives of 144 people, including 116 children.
A SCHOOLBOY miraculously pulled alive from rubble during the Aberfan disaster 50 years ago has met his rescuers for the first time.
15am on October 21, 1966, when 150,000 tonnes of stone and water burst, engulfing the junior school and the surrounding houses in the village of Aberfan.
Pat Lee lost her eight-year-old daughter in the Aberfan tragedy ABERFAN: THE YOUNG WIVES CLUB ITV, 9pm FIFTY years ago, a colliery spoil tip in South Wales collapsed, killing 116 children and 28 adults.
THE mountain of coal waste that towered over the village was a familiar part of everyday life for the people of Aberfan.