Halifax Disaster

By: Freyja

When did this happen? What happened to all the people?

The Halifax explosion was a disaster that occurred in a thriving city during a time of war. On December 6, 1917, during WWI, two ships carrying explosives collided in the Halifax Harbor. One of the ships names was Mont Blanc. The explosion killed more then 1,600 men, women, and children. There were explosions in the air shaped like mushrooms. More than 9,000 people were injured and up to 1,600 buildings were destroyed. There were 1,200 houses damaged and 6,000 people ended up homeless and blind.