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Aberfan (Merthyr Vale) (es); Aberfan (fr); Aberfan (eu); Aberfan (ast); Aberfan (ca); Aberfan (cy); Aberfan (vi); Aberfan (ga); ابرفان (fa); 艾伯凡鎮 (zh); Aberfan (sco); Aberfan (id); Aberfan (gl); Aberfan (gd); Aberfan (nl); Аберфан (ru); Aberfan (sv); Aberaman (ceb); Aberfan (de); Aberfan (en); Aberfan (it); Aberfan (br); Аберван (bg) village au Royaume-Uni (fr); by i södra Wales, Storbritannien (sv); dorp in Verenigd Koninkrijk (nl); village in South Wales (en); pentref ym Merthyr Tudful (cy); селище в Обединено кралство Великобритания и Северна Ирландия (bg); village in the United Kingdom (en-gb); village in the United Kingdom (en-ca); οικισμός του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου (el); قرية في المملكة المتحدة (ar) Аберфан (bg)
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Location Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, Wales
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51° 41′ 35.88″ N, 3° 20′ 44.52″ W
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Cymraeg: Mae Aberfan yn bentref ym mwrdeistref sirol Merthyr Tudful.
Deutsch: Das Grubenunglück von Aberfan ereignete sich am 21. Oktober 1966 im Dorf Aberfan, 8 km südlich von Merthyr Tydfil in Südwales.
English: For approximately 50 years up to 1966, millions of cubic metres of excavated mining debris from the National Coal Board's Merthyr Vale Colliery was deposited on the side of Merthyr Mountain, directly above the village of Aberfan. Huge piles of loose rock and mining slag, known as tips, had been built up over a layer of highly porous sandstone that contained numerous underground springs, and several tips had been built up directly over these springs. Although local authorities had raised specific concerns in 1963 about slag being tipped on the mountain above the village primary school, these were largely ignored by the NCB's area management.
Français : La catastrophe d'Aberfan est le glissement d'un pan d'un terril à Aberfan, petit village du sud du Pays de Galles, le 21 octobre 1966, provoquant la mort de 144 personnes dont 116 enfants.
Simple English: Aberfan is a village in South Wales where, in 1966, a slag-heap fell down, killing 28 adults and 116 children.


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