In the city of Brescia, Italy, in 1769, An Explosion occurred killing more than 3,000 people. The was possibly a lightning strike to state arsenal stores of black powder that caused the explosion.
- Brescia explosion – Wikipedia
The Brescia explosion occurred in 1769 in Brescia (now part of Italy) when a large store of gunpowder exploded after a lightning strike, causing extensive destruction and many deaths.
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In August 1769 lightning struck the tower of the Church of San Nazaro on Brescia, Italy. In the vaults of the church over 200,000 pounds of explosive was stored.
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