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Aberfan: The Fight for Justice - Huw Edwards on the tribunal

The Aberfan disaster, which happened 50 years ago on Friday, shocked the world.

Immediately, people were demanding to know how and why it had happened - a terrible accident or a preventable man-made tragedy?

Within weeks, a 76-day long tribunal of inquiry - at the time the longest-running inquiry of its kind in British history - began hearing evidence.

In a documentary entitled Aberfan: The Fight for Justice, Huw Edwards looks back at the testimony given.

The full programme can be seen on BBC One Wales at 22:45 BST on Tuesday and later on the iPlayer here.

  • 18 Oct 2016
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