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16/04/1947 Texas City disaster

The Texas City disaster was an industrial accident that occurred in the Port of Texas City, Texas. It was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history, and one of history's largest non-nuclear explosions. It killed at least 581 people, including all but one member of the Texas City fire department.

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