Hull, ON Magazine Explosion, May 1910
MAGAZINE EXPLODES; 45 DIE, SCORES HURT
OTTAWA, Ont., May 8 — Five tons of an explosive in a magazine exploded at the works of the General Explosives Company near Hull this afternoon and at least fifteen persons were killed and scores were injured.
Many of the victims had formed part of a crowd at a ball game and persisted in watching the fire at the works after having been warned of the peril if the big magazine exploded.
Everything within a radius of a mile and a half of the works was torn and shattered. Giant trees were snapped off close to the earth, barns and houses were converted into kindling wood. Many small houses were wrecked in Hull and larger buildings were damaged, while in Ottawa, four miles away, the Government and other buildings were shaken and many windows were smashed.
The Known Dead
The known dead from the explosion are:
ACH ROBERT, 3-years old
ELASHFIELD. JOHN, struck by a stone as he was sitting on the doorstep of his home surrounded by his family.
CAEP.IERE, BOSALIK and TOWXDE. struck by a stone, which came through the roof of their house.
CERVAXTE, ANTOINE, 12-years old
JARDINE, LEONARD, badly crushed
INAURIM. FBKDIXAXD, 3 years old
McCANN, LOUIS, a boy, struck by a stone
SABAIRIN. WILLIAM, 24 years old.
TOT and GIRL found together, and too badly crushed to he recognized