New London school explosion 💣💥
Day of the explosion!
On March 18 students prepared for the next day's Inter-scholastic meet in Henderson.
Thursday, March 18th 1937 at 3pm
New London, CT, United States
New London, CT
500 students and forty teachers in the building, approximately 294 died. Some rescuers, students, and teachers needed psychiatric attention, and only about 130 students escaped serious injury.