Children at the Trinity Childcare and Family Centre release balloons to remember the victims of the Aberfan disaster
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Aberfan: Trinity Childcare Centre releases balloons

Wales has fallen silent as the country remembered the Aberfan disaster 50 years ago.

On 21 October 1966, a mountain of coal waste slid down into a school and houses in the Welsh village, killing 144 people, including 116 children.

A day of events to commemorate the disaster included a service at Aberfan Cemetery at 09:15 BST on Friday.

Children at the Trinity Childcare and Family Centre in Aberfan released balloons to remember the victims of the disaster.

  • 21 Oct 2016
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