Disasters by milton

Champion(s):

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.


Runner(s)-Up:

HowellT3


Quiz Description

With the Deepwater Horizon movie coming out, let's explore some other notorious disasters, American and otherwise.

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Questions:

An estimated 2,000 people were killed, and a huge section of the city obliterated, when the French ship Mont Blanc, laden with munitions, exploded after a collision with another ship in the harbor of which city on December 6, 1917?

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Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

An engineering oversight following a design change was blamed for the collapse of a pair of walkways across the atrium of the Hyatt Regency hotel in this city on July 17, 1981, killing 114 people attending a dance party.

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Kansas City, Missouri (USA)

146 garment workers, mostly immigrant women, were unable to escape a deadly fire at this Greenwich Village sweatshop on March 25, 1911. It was determined afterward that some stairwells were, as was routine, locked by management to prevent unauthorized breaks and/or theft by staff.

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Triangle Shirtwaist

This Liverpool-bound ocean liner now sits 40 meters below the surface of the St. Lawrence River after a collision and subsequent sinking in the early morning of May 29, 1914. 1,012 of the 1,477 people on board were killed.

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RMS Empress of Ireland

96 soccer spectators were crushed to death on April 15, 1989 while attending the FA Cup semifinal match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at this stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

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Hillsborough

The deadliest fire ever in a nightclub took place over Thanksgiving weekend, on Saturday November 28, 1942 at this popular Boston club. 492 people were killed, many of whose attempts at escape were hampered by locked and inward-swinging doors.

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Cocoanut Grove

Estimates of the immediate death toll vary from the low 2,000s up to 8,000, with many further deaths attributed to exposure to the deadly chemicals which leaked overnight from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in this Indian city on December 2, 1984.

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Bhopal

581 people were killed when the French ship SS Grandcamp, laden with 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate, exploded in the port of this city on the Gulf of Mexico on April 16, 1947.

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Texas City, Texas

Miraculously, four of the plane's six crew survived when an overloaded Air Africa cargo Antonov An-32B failed to lift off on takeoff, ploughed into this city's Simbazikita market, and burst into flames on January 8, 1996, killing at least 225 people on the ground.

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Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

21 people were killed and many more injured on January 15, 1919 when a tank burst and a wave of this deadly product flooded the North End of Boston.

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Molasses

This North Sea oil and gas rig catastrophically exploded (and burned for three weeks) on July 6, 1988, killing 165 of the 226 workers aboard.

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Piper Alpha

The largest ship to have sunk to date in the Great Lakes, this freighter laden with iron ore was overcome by a fierce storm on November 10, 1975, coming to rest with her entire complement of 29 sailors 500 feet below the surface of Lake Superior.

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SS Edmund Fitzgerald