Minute's silence to remember 50 years since Aberfan disaster

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The First Minister is calling on the people of Wales to pause and remember the Aberfan disaster with a minute’s silence.

It will take place at 9.15am on 21 October 2016, exactly 50 years after the tragedy took place.

The 1966 disaster claimed the lives of 144 people, 116 of them primary school children, when a spoil tip containing waste material from coal mining slid down from its position on the hillside above the village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil.