Contest #673 – Site of Aberfan disaster, Aberfan, Wales

October 21, 1966 — 28 Adults and 116 children killed.

A 34-meter high spoil tip, which is a huge pile of waste material from a coal mine, came down on the town of Aberfan, Wales on the morning of October 21, 1966. Over 40,000 cubic meters of debris engulfed the local junior school at the beginning of the school day, killing 109 of the students and 5 teachers. In some places, the slurry was 12 meters deep. The senior school was also impacted, with another 7 of those students killed. All in a town of only 5000 inhabitants.

Those who found the site, all before the hint were:

  • Martin de Bock
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • LawnBoy
  • Graham Hedley
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Gillian B
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Robin Giles
  • Kiribatian Jacob