Quebec Breaking News: Quebec Crash Missing Presumed Dead, Making Toll 50

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Quebec Breaking News: Quebec Crash Missing Presumed Dead, Making Toll 50

by Wochit 1:09 mins

Police have told grieving families that everyone missing in the fiery crash of a runaway oil train in Quebec is presumed dead. This brings the death toll to 50 in Canada's worst railway catastrophe in almost 150 years. Local residents have blamed the train's engineer for improperly setting its brakes before the disaster. The head of the rail company whose runaway oil train set off a fiery explosion that left at least 15 people dead and incinerated 30 buildings was visiting the shell-shocked town in Quebec, as officials upped the number of missing to 45. Canadian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the fiery wreck of a runaway oil train in Lac-Megantic as the death toll climbed to 15, with dozens more bodies feared buried in the burned-out ruins. Quebec police Inspector Michel Forget (Forjay?) said investigators have "discovered elements" that have led to a criminal probe. He gave no details but ruled out terrorism.

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