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|Location||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadae|
|Date||6 December 1917 |
|Daiths||2,000 (estimate) (1,950 confirmed)|
The Halifax Explosion wis a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadae, on the morning o 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden wi heich explosives, collidit wi the Norse veshel SS Imo in the Narraes, a strait connectin the upper Halifax Harbour tae Bedford Basin. A fire on buird the French ship ignitit her cargo, causin a lairge explosion that devastatit the Richmond destrict o Halifax. Approximately 2,000 fowk war killed bi blast, debris, fires or collapsed biggins, an an estimated 9,000 ithers war injured.
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- "Halifax Explosion 1917". CBC. 19 September 2003. Retrieved 25 February 2011.