Remains Of 33 Victims Recovered; 17 Missing A Week After Fiery Derailment In Quebec

7:41 PM, Jul 13, 2013   |    comments
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Lac-Megantic, Quebec -- Canadian authorities say the remains of 33 people have now been recovered in the small Quebec town devastated by a fiery train derailment a week ago. Seventeen others are missing and presumed dead.

It was a week ago Saturday that a locomotive and 72 tankers carrying shale oil began slammed into downtown Lac-Megantic after rolling down a slope and gathering speed. The crash and ensuing explosions destroyed homes, businesses and a bar filled with people.

The unattended Montreal, Maine and Atlantic train had been parked overnight a few miles away.

Earlier today the town's church bells tolled 50 times in memory of those who died.


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