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Breaking: Train Derailment In Quebec; massive explosions
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Sixty missing and scores feared dead as runaway train carrying hundreds of tons of oil derails and explodes in fireball in Canadian town center








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    60 people believed to be missing
    About 30 buildings destroyed in Lac Megantic
    Force of blaze preventing rescue workers from checking for survivors
    Oil from train cars is spilling into nearby river

By Jessica Jerreat

PUBLISHED: 09:40 EST, 6 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:10 EST, 6 July 2013

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The center of a Quebec town has been wiped out, according to the mayor, after a runaway freight train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in a fireball at 1am on Saturday.

About 30 buildings were destroyed and 60 people are believed to be missing, but the force of the fire has prevented rescue workers from searching for survivors.

Parts of the town were evacuated in the early hours as fireballs shot several metres in the air, flames spread to nearby homes and thick acrid smoke filled the air in Lac-Megantic, which is close to the Maine border and about 250km from Montreal.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2357352/Breaking-news-Canadian-town-center-wiped-freight-train-carrying-hundreds-tons-crude-oil-derails-explodes.html#ixzz2YISLKBKW
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