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Québec 30 ‘Probably Dead’ in Train Crash Paul Chiasson/AP

30 ‘Probably Dead’ in Train Crash

Canadian police said that 30 people still missing after a fiery train derailment in the village of Lac-Mégantic, Québec, are “most probably dead” and that families should prepare for the worst. The missing bring the final death count to 50 in the tragic accident, which occurred when at least five cars of a derailed oil train exploded in the middle of the village, destroying 30 buildings and displacing 2,000 people. The accident was the fourth worst train disaster in Canadian history, and has raised questions about the rise of railroad transport for oil, which has recently become a booming industry in Canada.

July 11, 2013 7:13 AM