50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster

On 21 October 1966, a colliery spoil tip collapsed onto the village of Aberfan, engulfing Pantglas Junior School and neighbouring houses.

116 children and 28 adults were killed.

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Prince Charles visits Aberfan on 50th anniversary of the disaster

Prince Charles has arrived in Aberfan to pay his respects, 50 years since the disaster which claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults.

Prince Charles arrives in Aberfan Credit: Kathryn Tresilian / ITV Cymru Wales

He visited the Aberfan Memorial Garden on the site of the former Pantglas Junior School, before attending a reception with some of the families of those who lost their lives.

The Prince of Wales met families who had gathered to pay their respects to the victims of the disaster Credit: ITV News

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