Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!!!

Hello! Welcome back(for you who have read Disaster Spot before), and Welcome newbies!! :P Sorry I didn't post yesterday, I was busy all day. So since today is the 4Th of July, I decided to do a 4Th of July themed Disaster!!!

On Thursday July 4Th, in 1997, fireworks were being launched off of a barge, on the Mississippi river, a display that thousands of people had come to see. The explosion happened at 9:36 during the display. All the people there, witnessed the explosion. Of 10 people on the boat, 7 were save, 3 were lost. The coast guard closed the parts of Mississippi and Illinois, near Alton, Illinois, to search for the missing people. One man was later found dead on the deck of the barge. The police, firefighters, and other rescue workers from Mississippi, and Illinois continued to search for the 2 missing crews members. The other 2 were found soon after, near where the barge had blown up, they had seemingly drowned after the explosion threw them into the water. There were also other "Fireworks Injuries" in other places in the US, that same night I believe. In Falmouth, Massachusetts. In Portland, Maine. In Greenbay, Wisconsin. And in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Here's where you can find out more!

Keep Reading and Researching, and have a happy, and safe, 4Th of July!!!


  1. Cool post! Keep up the good work.

  2. OK, I will if you keep commenting!! :P Got some more research to do!! Researching right............................... NOW

  3. Wow! That wasn't such a good day for celebrating ;-(.

    Good work on finding the information ... and what a very interesting topic ;).

  4. No, it really wasn't..... One time, I was watching fireworks and ashes fell on the audiances heads. It was scary when a hot one fell on my head........ Researching right........................... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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