Thursday, April 19, 2012
The roughly 3,000 people killed on 9/11 stand as a record. But when you rank disasters in terms of the percent of total population killed it recedes. For one, there's the 1,600 killed in a steamboat explosion (the Sultana carrying former prisoners of the Confederacy north). Given US population then it would be more than 4 times worse than 9/11.