The world’s largest manmade explosion (up until the atomic bombs) goes off in Halifax harbour after the Mont-Blanc and the Imo collided, killing 2000, wounding 9000. It leveled two square kilometres of Halifax, and launched the shaft of the Mont-Blanc’s 500 kilogram anchor three kilometres. Truly a horrific accident in Canadian history.

(CBC Story, although not the greatest reference material, here)


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