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Gareth Bale and Wales squad remember Aberfan victims

The Aberfan disaster was one of the most harrowing events of the 1960s. Gareth Bale spared a few thoughts for the children who perished in the Welsh town 50 years ago.

Gareth Bale and Wales squad remember Aberfan victims

Aberfan remembered

They say that all of the heady excitement of the swinging 60s came to an abrupt halt on Friday 21st October 1966 with the Aberfan disaster. A whole community was wiped out when a coal spoil tip collapsed, the deluge engulfing Pantglas Junior School where 116 children and their teachers suffocated to death.

It’s a day which will never be forgotten, and Gareth Bale and the Wales took advantage of a break in their work schedule to visit to the Aberfan Memorial Garden and pay their respects to the victims.