- Mar 26, 2004
Aberfan (<small style="font-size: 11.899999618530273px;">Welsh pronunciation: </small>[ˌabɛrˈvan]) is a former coal mining village in South Wales, 4 miles (6 km) south of the town of Merthyr Tydfil. The Taff Trail runs through Aberfan from Troed-y-rhiw, to Treharris. The River Taff also flows through Aberfan.
On 21 October 1966, it became known for the Aberfan disaster, when a colliery spoil tip collapsed into homes and a school, killing 116 children and 28 adults.