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Train carrying petroleum products explodes in Canada

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2013 | 1:29 PM

A train loaded with petroleum products derailed and exploded as it passed through a town in Quebec, Canada, last evening.

Officials say dozens of buildings have been destroyed in the town of Lac-Megantic, which is located 155 miles east of Montreal, and thousands of people have been evacuated.

Up to news time, emergency workers still could not tell if there were any casualties.

There has been no word on what caused the explosion, but it is reported that the train had 70 cars filled with petroleum products, some of which exploded, setting off fires in nearby homes.

Reports say the train was destined for Maine in the United States and it is believed that firefighters from the US have joined the efforts to tackle the massive Blaze in Lac-Megantic.


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