One dead, more fatalities likely in Quebec town levelled by train explosion
Prayers for the community of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, CANADA!
Above: Mike Armstrong reports from the devastated community of Lac-Megantic.
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LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – About 40 people were declared missing amid a rising death toll in a Quebec town that saw its downtown core obliterated by the fiery explosions of a runaway train.
Five people were announced dead one day after explosions and fireballs razed much of Lac-Megantic, as tanker cars filled with crude oil hurtled down a hill and derailed in the middle of town.
Authorities warned Sunday that a higher death toll is inevitable.
Watch: Police release more details on the train derailment that caused an explosion in Lac-Megantic.
After viewing the devastation, Prime Minister Stephen Harper likened what was once the heart of Lac-Megantic to a “war zone.”
The incident has also shone the spotlight on the contentious political debate over oil transportation, and Canada’s rapidly expanding oil-by-rail…
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