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<nowiki>Aberfan (Merthyr Vale); Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; ابرفان; Аберван; Aberfan; Aberfan; アベルヴァン; Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; אברפן; Aberfan; Аберфан; Aberaman; Aberfan; Aberfan; Aberfan; Аберфан; Aberfan; 艾伯凡鎮; centro abitato del Galles; যুক্তরাজ্যের একটি গ্রাম; village du sud du Pays de Galles, Royaume-Uni; ort i södra Wales, Storbritannien; village in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK; село в Південному Вельсі; dorp in Verenigd Koninkrijk; селище в Обединено кралство Великобритания и Северна Ирландия; قرية في المملكة المتحدة; Dorf in Wales; village in the United Kingdom; áit lonnaithe sa Bhreatain Bheag; village in the United Kingdom; οικισμός του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου; pentref ym Merthyr Tudful; Аберфан</nowiki>
village in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK
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LocationMerthyr Vale, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
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Map51° 41′ 30″ N, 3° 20′ 44″ W
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Wikidata Q3244565
VIAF ID: 157293409
Library of Congress authority ID: n2001006914
National Library of Israel J9U ID: 987007489428105171
TOID: 4000000074554565
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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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