The Canadian Press

2013-07-12 | 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. Transportation Safety Board chair Wendy Tadros called it an unprecedented disaster.

Date: 2013-07-12
Placeline: LAC MEGANTIC, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this may well be the most devastating rail accident in Canadian history I'm sorry that I cannot do more to relieve your grief >>


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