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 of Wales plants tree in Aberfan Memorial Garden

The Prince of Wales has planted a tree in the Aberfan Memorial Garden, on the 50th anniversary of the coalslide disaster that claimed 144 lives.

The Prince planted a sweet gum tree next to one planted by the Queen in 1997.

The Prince spoke to local residents before and after walking through the garden

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