New London School Explosion

3:17 pm, March 18, 1937, 294* innocent children and their teachers were killed in a school explosion caused by a natural gas leak.

The next time you smell natural gas, he rotten egg odor you smell is because 294* innocent individuals, mainly children lost their life one afternoon awhila attending school in New London Texas. In its natural state, natural gas has no odor. Texas was the first state in the United States to require a malodorant be introduced into natural gas distribution systems. The law was passed after 294* innocent people died when New London School exploded.


* Number of dead differs in some reports.
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