One hundred years ago today, a tank full of molasses exploded, wiping out an entire section of Boston and killing more than 20 people.
A molasses tank containing 2.3 million gallons of the sticky substance exploded on Jan. 15, 1919, while traveling across Boston’s Commercial Street, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. The explosion killed 21 people and injured another 150, according to AP.
Fireman - Horses - Incident
A fireman was among the deceased. Several horses were also killed during the incident.
While the specific cause of the explosion is unknown, experts believe that the bizarre event likely resulted from gas fumes inside the tank that accumulated and pressured, reaching...