November 28, 2018 | Anne Roberts

Remembering An Accident: The Halifax Explosion

On December 6, 1917, a ship traveling to France that carried approximately 9,000 tons of wartime explosives caught fire after a collision in the Halifax Harbour. The fire quickly ignited the explosives. Approximately 1,800 were killed and 9,000 were injured by the fire, debris, and collapsed buildings.

To find out more about this incident click here to read an article from history.com.

Above is a documentary about the Halifax Explosion. The documentary starts at the 3:07 mark.

 

 

 

Above is a video showing the aftermath of the incident and the relief efforts.

 

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