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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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ALIBRARIAN who stole rare books - including one on the Aberfan disaster - and put them up for sale online has been jailed for eight months.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER who captured one of the defining images of the aftermath of the Aberfan disaster has died.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The Prince of Wales planted a tree a the memorial garden for the Aberfan disaster.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The Prince of Wales planted a tree in the memorial garden for the Aberfan disaster, which killed 116 children and 28 adults.
I WAS only six when those innocent little children and adults died in such a horrific way in the Aberfan disaster.
THE photographer behind these previously unseen images of the Aberfan disaster has spoken of the horror and devastation he saw more than 50 years ago.
PRINCE Charles has planted a tree in the memorial garden for the Aberfan disaster, which killed 116 children and 28 adults 50 years ago yesterday.
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.
Aberfan disaster marked WELSH actors Michael Sheen, Sian Phillips and Jonathan Pryce, left, are set to star in a 60-minute BBC film marking 50 years since the Aberfan disaster.
I am old enough to remember the stinking smoldering slag heaps of West and South Yorkshire, they have all gone, and quite right too, flattened aftter the Aberfan disaster.
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.