Remembering 50 years since the Aberfan tragedy


21st October 2016

21 October, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK: People attend a memorial service at Aberfan cemetery to mark 50 years since the Aberfan tragedy. On this day in 1966, 144 people, including 116 children were killed, when a mountain of coal waste slid down into a school and local village.

(Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)


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