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Carol Anderson
Birth: 1957
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Death: Oct. 21, 1966
Aberfan
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales



Carol Anderson was one of the children killed in the Aberfan disaster, a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in the Welsh village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, on Friday 21 October 1966. 116 children and 28 adults died; it was caused by a build-up of water in the accumulated rock and shale, which suddenly started to slide downhill in the form of slurry. Over 40,000 cubic metres of debris landed on the village in minutes, and the classrooms literally disappeared, with young children and teachers dying from impact or suffocation. Great rescue efforts were made, but the large numbers who crowded into the village tended to hamper the work of the trained rescue teams, and delayed the arrival of mineworkers from the Merthyr Vale Colliery.

The official inquiry blamed the National Coal Board for extreme negligence, and its Chairman, Lord Robens, for making misleading statements. Parliament soon passed new legislation about public safety in relation to mines and quarries.
 
 
Inscription:
Victim of the Pantglas School disaster. 9 years old.
 
Burial:
Aberfan Cemetery
Aberfan
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
 
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Record added: Jan 16, 2007
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