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Prince Charles has delivered a personal message from the Queen in which she pays tribute to the "indomitable spirit" of the people of Aberfan on the 50th anniversary of the coalslide disaster that claimed 144 lives.
Her Majesty also made reference to the poet who wrote that "all the elements of tragedy are here" after attending the devastated Welsh village.
Prince Charles has met families of victims of the Aberfan disaster during an official visit on the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.
The Prince of Wales shook hands and shared a few words with people while helping to plant a tree at the memorial garden that now stands on the former site of Pantglas Junior School.
Schoolchildren from a Welsh school neighbouring the village of Aberfan have learned of the horrors of the coalslide disaster on the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.
The pupils of Afon Taf High School in Merthyr Tydfil were read accounts of the disaster, which claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults on October 21, 1966, at a special commemorative assembly.
"He saw what he described as a big wave of muck, higher than a house, coming over the railway embankment and heading straight towards him."
ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn recalls the harrowing testimony of a young witness of the Aberfan disaster.
The people of Aberfan have paid their respects to the 144 victims of the 1966 coalslide disaster at the Welsh village's memorial garden.
All generations attended to observe a minute's silence at 9.15am as the nation paused on the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.
A minute's silence has been held at the site of the school devastated by the Aberfan disaster, which killed 116 schoolchildren and 28 adults 50 years ago.
ITV News Wales Correspondent Rupert Evelyn witnessed the anniversary tribute at the site of Pantglas Junior School at 9.15am.
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