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Oil train derails and explodes in Quebec, leveling part of town

At least 15 people are dead and 60 are missing after a train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

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July 8, 2013: This photo provided by Surete du Quebec, shows wrecked oil tankers and debris from a runaway train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. A runaway train derailed igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil early Saturday, July 6.
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July 10, 2013: Rail World Inc. President Edward Burkhardt speaks to the media as he tours Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Burkhardt said Wednesday that an employee failed to properly set the brakes of the train that crashed into a town in Quebec, killing at least 15 people.
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July 9, 2013: This aerial photo, workers comb through the debris after a train derailed causing explosions of railway cars carrying crude oil in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada.
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July 9, 2013: Environment workers lay booms on the Chaudiere River near Lac-Megantic, Que., to contain the crude oil spill following a train derailment and explosion.
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July 8, 2013: This photo provided by Surete du Quebec, emergency personnel look over the debris from a runaway train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada.
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July 8, 2013: Searchers dig through the rubble for victims in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, after a train derailed, igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil early Saturday.
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Oil train derails and explodes in Quebec, leveling part of town

At least 15 people are dead and 60 are missing after a train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

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