Damage Caused by the Halifax Explosion, 1917
A partial quote from the
Wikipedia entry for the Halifax Explosion reads:
" . . . . on the morning of December 6, 1917, SS Mont-Blanc,
a French cargo
ship fully loaded with wartime explosives, was involved in a collision with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo
in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. Approximately twenty minutes later, a fire on
board the French ship ignited her explosive cargo, causing a cataclysmic explosion that devastated the Richmond District of Halifax.
Approximately 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, and collapsed buildings, and it is estimated that nearly 9,000 others
were injured. The blast was the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons,
with an equivalent force of roughly 2.9 kilotons of TNT. "
Damage from Halifax Explosion.
Damage from Halifax Explosion. This looks like the remains of a truck.
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