Death toll in Quebec oil train derailment now 15

Associated Press
This photo provided by Surete du Quebec, shows wrecked oil tankers and debris from a runaway train on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. A runaway train derailed igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil early Saturday, July 6. At least thirteen people were confirmed dead and nearly 40 others were still missing in a catastrophe that raised questions about the safety of transporting oil by rail instead of pipeline. (AP Photo/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press)

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LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Authorities say the death toll in the oil train derailment and explosion in Quebec over the weekend is now 15. Two more bodies have been found.

Officials say 50 people are still missing, including those dead.

The explosions and fires early Saturday tore through a busy downtown bar area. The zone remained too dangerous for first responders to fully explore until Tuesday.

Investigators are looking into a fire on the train in the hours before the disaster.

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