Train explosion devastates Quebec town

Published On: Jul 12 2013 10:24:55 AM PDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 06:02:52 AM PDT

A train carrying tank cars oil rolled out of control in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, exploding in an inferno that killed at least 35 people. Take a look at images from the disaster.

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canadian train disaster
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Quebec Provincial Police

Edward Burkhardt, the head of the train's U.S.-based parent company, blamed the engineer for failing to set the brakes properly before the unmanned Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train hurtled down a seven-mile incline, derailed and ignited in the center of Lac-Megantic early Saturday.


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