The Aberfan disaster, on 21 October 1966, was caused when an eight hundred foot slag heap slithered down to engulf the Pantglas Junior School in this Welsh mining village.
Residents had been claiming the hill was unsafe, and helped on by steady rain, it dislodged, also burying nineteen homes in its half mile journey. In all, five teachers, twenty three other adults and 116 children were killed. And a village lost an entire generation.
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