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 to visit Aberfan on 50th anniversary of disaster

The Prince of Wales will visit the memorial garden later today. Credit: PA images

The Prince of Wales will visit Aberfan today to mark 50 years since the Aberfan disaster, when 144 people were killed by a coal tip which collapsed onto the small mining village.

Prince Charles will visit the memorial garden.

Her Majesty The Queen visited the village shortly after the disaster in 1966, and spoke to the parents of children who had died.

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