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Fifty-Two years ago today, at 9:30 in the morning, a colliery waste tip slid down a mountainside and slammed into the very heart of the mining village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

The landslide engulfed a farm cottage, killing all its occupants, twenty houses and the Pantglas Junior School before coming to rest.

144 people died that day, and 116 of them were children.

Rest In Peace.



  1. George W
    George W October 22, 2018

    I remember this like it happened yesterday. Terribly sad. Bless all of those who perished at Aberfan. And all similar disasters RIP

  2. Brian Edwards
    Brian Edwards October 22, 2018

    I cant believe more than 50 years have passed since that happened

  3. Emma
    Emma October 22, 2018

    OMG! I had no access to a computer yesterday and this would have totally passed me by if I had not seen this — I was not born when Aberfan happened but older people in my town used to talk about it. Thank you so much for the reminder. Diolch Jimmy

  4. Jack Dunne
    Jack Dunne October 22, 2018


  5. Claire Latimer
    Claire Latimer October 22, 2018

    everybody in wales remembers this – or if they dont then they should. nos dda to all the souls who lost their lives that day

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