Deadly Canada train crash

Associated Press
A police officer watches as smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed Saturday after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

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Some 40 people are still missing after a train carrying oil somehow came loose early Saturday morning (July 6), speeding downhill nearly seven miles into the town of Lac Megantic, Canada, and derailing, with at least five of the cars exploding. "This is an unbelievable disaster," said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who toured the town on July 7 and compared it to a war zone. "This is an enormous area, 30 buildings just completely destroyed, for all intents and purposes incinerated. There isn't a family that is not affected by this."

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