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The pyrocumulus cloud around 15-20 seconds after the explosion
|Location||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Date|| December 6, 1917 |
|Deaths||2,000 (approximate) (1,950 known)|
The Halifax explosion took place on December 6, 1917 when the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship loaded with explosives collided with the SS Imo, a Norwegian ship in the harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2,000 people were killed and over 9,000 people were injured. This was the largest man-made explosion in history until July, 1945 when the first atomic bomb was detonated.
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