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Apr 6, 2015

Biggest man-made explosion

When two carts carrying liquid explosive blew up near Llanberis in 1869, the noise was heard as far away as Holyhead. It was probably the biggest man-made explosion ever ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

at the time. Human and horse parts and other debris were scattered over a wide area. One of those who died was a child who had been leading his blind father home after buying a sheep. For more on this story, including the victims' details, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes near the accident memorial in Cwm-y-Glo. Or click here