PHOTOS: Train carrying crude oil explodes in Quebec, 40 missing, 5 dead

by Cassady Craighill

July 8, 2013

Scenes of devastation at the site of train derailment and fire that killed at least 5 people after a train derailed and exploded early July.6, 2013, in Lac-Megantic in eastern Quebec, Canada. Another 40 other people are reported missing.

Credit: Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Scenes of devastation from an explosion and fire early July 6, 2013 in Lac-Mgantic in eastern Quebec after a train carrying crude oil derailed. At the time these photos were posted, at least five people are known to have died with another 40 people still missing.

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Read more details about the explosion and the light this tragedy sheds on unsafe oil transport.

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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