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Four deadliest boat fires in history

"On June 15, 1904, the PS General Slocum caught fire and sank in the East River of New York City. An estimated 1,021 of the 1,342 people on board died. The General Slocum fire was the New York area's worst disaster in terms of loss of life until the September 11, 2001 attacks and is the worst maritime disaster in the city's history. This 5-minute video reviews the four deadliest boat fires in history, including the General Slocum disaster: The video clip may be helpful for Safety Messages or Toolbox Talks during Fire Prevention Week (06-12 OCT 2019). FYI - Learn Something New is an educational video series by NFPA Journal that explores topics related to fire, electrical, and life safety hazards.

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