One Of The Deadliest Accidents In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Texas

The rise of industry was an integral part in the development of our state, but sometimes those endeavors come at a tragic cost. On the fateful day of April 16, 1947, an explosion whose effects would be felt for decades occurred in the Port of Texas City. To this day, it is still recognized as the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history and one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever to take place.

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To learn about more man-made disasters in Texas, read our previous article: The 11 Most Horrifying Disasters That Ever Happened In Texas.