The Canadian Press

2013-07-06 | Que Train Fire

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A runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac Megantic, Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that incinerated the small town's center, killing 47 people and forcing the evacuation of nearly two-thousand. The train had been left unattended in the town of Nantes, 12 kilometers uphill from Lac Megantic, where firefighters were called to handle a locomotive blaze on the same train a few hours earlier. Restaurant owner Bernard Demers was among the residents forced from their homes. (On July 23rd, Ottawa issued emergency rail directives that would see at least two crew members work trains that carry dangerous goods. In addition, no locomotive attached to one or more loaded tank cars transporting dangerous materials could be left unattended on a main track.)

Date: 2013-07-06
Placeline: LAC MEGANTIC, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

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