Aberfan - At on Friday, 21 October in a tiny coal mining village of Aberfan in Wales 116 children and 28 adults died. The families got compensation per child (that's about in todays money. What price a life?
On Friday 21 October a coal tip collapsed sending thousands of tons of mud and colliery waste down Merthyr Mountain near Aberfan in South Wales, destroying a school and about 20 houses and killing 144 -mostly the school children-Aberfan always remembered.
Tragedy: The scene in October 1966 where 116 children and 28 adults died when a slag heap collapsed and enghulfed Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan, Wales, which the Queen referred to in her message that year.