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Experts Claim A Coal Fire Actually Sunk The Titanic

For over 100 years, it's been believed that the 'unsinkable' Titanic disaster occured because the ship ran into an iceberg.

The tragedy claimed the lives of over 1,500 people and sent shock waves around the world.

The story of the giant ship sinking on it's maiden voyage has seen the story become one of the most well known and discussed disasters, even inspiring the blockbuster 1997 film of the same name.

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But this week, a documentary called Titanic: The New Evidence, has put forward an amazing theory claiming that a huge fire was actually responsible for the tragedy.

Incredibly it's believed that the fire burnt for almost three weeks, but had somehow gone undetected.

Journalist Senan Molony, has looked at photos taken before the Titanic left it's Belfast shipyard, and has noticed 30-feet-long black marks near where the ship was struck by the iceberg.

"We are looking at the exact area where the iceberg struck, and we appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast," he said.

Experts have confirmed those marks are from a fire in one of the boiler rooms, which could have weakened the ship's steel hull, resulting in the iceberg ability to tear it open.

"The official Titanic inquiry branded [the sinking] as an act of God," Molony told The Times.

"This isn't a simple story of colliding with an iceberg and sinking. It's a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence."

Esquire

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