Carwyn Jones
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Aberfan anniversary: Winter darkness came early, says Jones

The first minister has led commemorations in the Senedd as assembly members mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster with speeches and a minute's silence.

One hundred and forty four people died, most of them children, when a mountain of coal waste collapsed and engulfed the school in the village near Merthyr Tydfil on 21 October 1966.

Carwyn Jones said AMs offered the people of Aberfan their "support and, I hope, some comfort" as the anniversary approached.

  • 19 Oct 2016
Go to next video: Aberfan: AM's father 'rushed to help'