Video encyclopedia

Aberfan disaster


Aberfan remembered: Disaster in the Welsh valleys - BBC News


Aberfan: Where the Queen 'kept her promise' | ITV News


21st October 1966: 144 people killed in the Aberfan disaster


Aberfan Scene | The Crown | Netflix.


Queen And Duke Visit Aberfan Disaster Area (1966)

The Aberfan disaster was the catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in Wales on 21 October 1966. The tip had been created on a mountain slope above the village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, and overlaid a natural spring. A period of heavy rain led to a build-up of water within the tip which caused it to suddenly slide downhill as a slurry, killing 116 children and 28 adults as it engulfed Pantglas Junior School and other buildings. The tip was the responsibility of the National Coal Board (NCB), and the subsequent inquiry placed the blame for the disaster on the organisation and nine named employees.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!