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Teacher recalls Aberfan disaster

The Aberfan disaster was a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in the Welsh village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, on 21 October 1966, killing 116 children in the school and 28 adults. It was caused by a build-up of water in the accumulated rock and shale, which suddenly started to slide downhill in the form of slurry


On 21 October 1966, after several days of heavy rain, 40,000 cubic metres of debris from a colliery waste tip broke away and slid downhill towards the Welsh village of Aberfan. The catastrophic landslide hit the local junior school, killing 116 children and 28 adults.

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Aberfan Disaster - Click on the picture and it will take you to actual witness reports from children, teachers and rescuers. It made me feel frightened for them...