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Aberfan disaster 

A Dictionary of British History

John Cannon,

Robert Crowcroft

On 21 October 1966 an avalanche of sludge from a coal tip buried the primary school of this south Wales village, causing the loss of 144 lives, mostly young children. The subsequent inquiry blamed the tragedy on the lack of any National Coal Board tipping policy.... ...

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