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Paris: A gas leak had been reported in the Hubert bakery and firefighters had been on their way to deal with it when the explosion occurred and injured at least 20.

BBC


12/6/1906: The worst mine disaster in U.S. history

History

“…..In West Virginia’s Marion County, an explosion in a network of mines owned by the Fairmont Coal Company in Monongah kills 361 coal miners. It was the worst mining disaster in American history……”


12/6/1917: Imo, a Belgian steamer and Mont Blanc, a French freighter, both loaded with WWI ammunition, collide and explode in Canada’s Halifax Harbor, leveling part of the town and killing nearly 1,600 and injuring approximately 8,000.

History

 

 


“….This clearly is an act of terror attempting to undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence….”

CNN

“……A law enforcement official told CNN that the initial examination of all of the devices shows them to be constructed similarly. At least one of the devices appeared to contain projectiles, including shards of glass. The devices are rudimentary but functional….”


10/23/1989: 23 died and another 130 were grievously injured when a series of explosions sparked by an ethylene leak at a factory rocked Pasadena, Texas.

History Channel


10/20/1944: Two liquid gas tanks explode in Cleveland, Ohio, killing 130 people and injuring more than 200 more.

History Channel


8/7/1998: A massive truck bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and another truck bomb is detonated outside the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam, the capital of neighboring Tanzania. The dual terrorist attacks killed 224 people, including 12 Americans, and wounded more than 4,500.

History


Two Dead, More than 60 Injured in Italian Tanker Explosion


Steam Pipe Explosion in NYC


July 7, 2005: Suicide bombs are detonated in 3 crowded London subways and 1 bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour, killing 56 and injuring another 700.

History

 

 


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