Aberfan disaster: Remembering Aberfan - When was the disaster and what happened?

ABERFAN was just a small village in the south of Wales - but one fateful day, the tiny community suffered catastrophic losses. As the UK remembers those who lost their lives, when was the Aberfan disaster and what happened?

Thousands of tons of coal pit waste slid down onto the tiny village of Aberfan in southern Wales, wrecking homes and engulfing an entire school building - leaving dozens of children trapped.  Hundreds of rescue workers rushed to help the rescue mission, digging into a huge pile of rubble of the demolished school. A total of 144 people died in the horrific disaster.

The Aberfan disaster took place at around 9.15am on October 21, 1966.

The Aberfan disaster began...
source: Express

2019-10-21 12:59
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