Gareth Bowen was one of the first reporters at the scene of the Aberfan disaster.
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Gareth Bowen 'was deeply committed to Wales and its people'

The "distinguished" former BBC Wales journalist, Gareth Bowen, has died at the age of 86 after a long illness.

He was one of the first reporters at the scene of the Aberfan disaster 50 years ago.

His son Jeremy, the Middle East editor of BBC News, said his father's reports from the disaster were "still very powerful".

  • 08 Nov 2016