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Texas City Explosion Kills Nearly 600

(3) tv-pg

Texas City Explosion Kills Nearly 600

(3 min) tv-pg

NBC's local Houston station covers the April 16, 1947, Texas City disaster. While in port at Galveston Bay, the French freighter Grandcamp caught fire, setting off an explosion of its stores of ammonium nitrate that caused fires and blasts to break out across the city.