Aberfan


Aberfan
Ab|er|fan
a small town in South Wales where, in 1966, a large pile of waste material from coal ↑mines fell onto a school and killed 116 children and 28 adults

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Aberfan — (pronounced|aˈbɛrvan) is a small village five miles (8 km) south of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales.Aberfan disasterOn Friday, October 21, 1966, at 09:15, colliery waste tip number 7 (containing unwanted rock from the local mine) slid down Merthyr… …   Wikipedia

  • Aberfan — /æbəˈfæn/ (say abuh fan) noun a mining village in Wales where more than 140 people (mainly children) died when a coal slag heap buried a school, 21 October 1966 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aberfan railway station — Infobox UK disused station name = Aberfan caption = locale = Aberfan borough = Mid Glamorgan line = Quakers Yard and Merthyr Railway manager = Great Western Railway / Rhymney Railway Joint owner = Great Western Railway platforms = ? latitude =… …   Wikipedia

  • Catastrophe d'Aberfan — 51°41′N 3°20′W / 51.683, 3.333 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grubenunglück von Aberfan — Haldenzug in Aberfan vor dem Unglück Das Grubenunglück von Aberfan ereignete sich am 21. Oktober 1966 im Dorf Aberfan, 8 km südlich von Merthyr Tydfil in Südwales. Um 9:15 Uhr rutschte die Kohleabraumhalde Nummer 7 des lokalen Kohlebergwerks den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Аберфан — (Aberfan)Aberfan, селение в графстве Мид Гламорган, юж. Уэльс, на р.Таф, неподалеку от г.Мертир Тидвил, где в 1966г. обрушился отвал шлака и шахтные отходы завалили дома и школу, в результате чего погибли 28 взрослых и 116 детей …   Страны мира. Словарь

  • Merthyr Vale — Coordinates: 51°41′28″N 3°20′23″W / 51.69111°N 3.33960°W / 51.69111; 3.33960 …   Wikipedia

  • Alfred Robens, Baron Robens of Woldingham — PC CBE (18 December 1910 ndash; 27 June 1999) was an English trade unionist, Labour politician and industrialist. His political ambitions, and aspiration to become Prime Minister, were frustrated by bad timing but his energies were diverted into… …   Wikipedia

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