A French freighter, crammed full of munitions for Castro's militia, which exploded at 1500 Friday, March 4 1960 in Cuba's Havana harbour, and immediately started to burn furiously. Hundreds of police, firemen and troops rushed to the scene just in time to for the 2nd massive explosion. These explosions went on until the stern of the ship sank and the fire eventually burned itself out.

Over 100 people were killed.

The CIA were suspected of sabotage but nothing has even been proven. The US blamed it in the careless handling of the munitions by the Cuban dockworkers.

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