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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Pupils remember the Aberfan disaster on 50th anniversary

The pupils of Afon Taf High School, in Merthyr Tydfil, held a special service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster this morning.

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

After a morning assembly, the children laid 144 yellow roses in the River Taff - one for every child and adult who perished in the disaster 50 years ago today.

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales
Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

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