Top 40 Deadliest Catastrophes in History

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26. Mont Blanc and Imo Collision

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In the harbor near the Canadian city Halifax, on the 6th of December 1917, there was a clash of the French military cargo ship “Mont Blanc”, which was fully loaded with trotyl, picric acid, and pyroxylin, with the Norwegian ship “IMO”. As a result of a strong explosion, the port as well as a better part of the city were completely destroyed. More than 2,000 people were killed.

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