People in Caernarfon observing the Aberfan minute's silence
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Wales falls silent to remember the Aberfan disaster

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.

Around Wales, people stopped and stood to observe the minute's silence, including at the Plaid Cymru party conference, outside Merthyr Tydfil council and at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.

  • 21 Oct 2016
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