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In Pictures: Aberfan

The effects of Aberfan

A woman at a graveyard in Aberfan.

The effects of Aberfan

Hundreds were bereaved by the tragedy in Aberfan.

The effects of Aberfan

A man digs one of the many graves.

The effects of Aberfan

Mining was central to the life of the village.

The effects of Aberfan

Media from around the world descended on Aberfan after the tragedy.

The effects of Aberfan

Nearly 150 died in the disaster.

The effects of Aberfan

Every section of the small community was affected.

The effects of Aberfan

The dead included 116 children.

The effects of Aberfan

People are still haunted by the tragedy.

The effects of Aberfan

Aberfan has remained in people's thoughts.

The effects of Aberfan

The grief was spread throughout the community.

The effects of Aberfan

Aberfan was one of a number of small mining communities in south Wales.

The effects of Aberfan

It took years for life to get back to normal.

The effects of Aberfan

People banded together to get through the disaster.

The effects of Aberfan

The waste from the coal tip slid into a school.

The effects of Aberfan

As in much of the south Wales valleys, mining dominated the village's landscape.




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