26 October 2016

The tragedy at Aberfan

"It is exactly 50 years since tragedy swooped down on Aberfan killing 116 children and 28 adults. Revisiting the "obscenity" of 21 October 1966, and its aftermath is a stark reminder of the incongruities of the past. Health and safety, counselling, accountability, litigation, compensation – at times met with derision – are the tenets of our modern day. Aberfan is an upsetting reminder of perhaps why and how much our society changed so much in little over a generation."
The story is told in extensively-illustrated detail (and in an awesome format) at the BBC.  Try scrolling through it for a minute.

1 comment:

  1. What a disaster. I'm glad that some good came from the aftermath such as the trauma counseling that started being developed and the PTSD research as well.
    I thought the format was pretty cool too. The way they isolated parts of a picture that enlarged when scrolled through was pretty neat.


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