Story - GB. Aberfan, Wales. Mountain of Death. 1966.
GB. Wales. Aberfan. 1966.
The Aberfan disaster was a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil in the Welsh village of Aberfan, on 21 October 1966, killing 116 children and 28 adults. It was caused by a build-up of water in the accumulated rock and shale, which suddenly started to slide downhill in the form of slurry.