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Quebec town mourns victims of fuel-tanker train disaster

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (Reuters) - Hundreds of mourners filled the streets of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday, as the families of the 47 people killed in North America's worst railway disaster in two decades attended a memorial service at a local church.Full story

Quebec brings in 9/11 expert to help sift through train crash debris

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (Reuters) - A U.S. expert who worked on the aftermath of the September 11 attacks is helping Canadian authorities sift through wreckage left more than a week after a runaway train barreled into a lakeside town in Quebec killing 50 people, police said on Wednesday. Full story

First glimpse at Canada disaster site shows scale of devastation

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (Reuters) - Street lights melted and heavy rail lines buckled into a 5-foot arch after the explosion of a runaway train in the little Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, where police on Tuesday gave outsiders a first, closely monitored look at the edges of the devastation. Full story

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People pay their respects during a memorial ceremony for the victims of a train accident, at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic
People pay their respects during a memorial ceremony for the victims of a train accident, at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic

People pay their respects during a memorial ceremony for the victims of a train accident, at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 27, 2013. About 50 people are believed to have died when a runaway train with 72 oil tanker cars crashed and exploded in the center of the Quebec lakesid

Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet places a book containing the names of the dead on a stand during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic
Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet places a book containing the names of the dead on a stand during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic

Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet places a book containing the names of the dead on a stand during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 27, 2013. About 50 people are believed to have died when a runaway train with 72 oil tanker cars crashed and exploded in the center

Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet carries a book containing the names of the dead during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic
Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet carries a book containing the names of the dead during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic

Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet carries a book containing the names of the dead during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 27, 2013. About 50 people are believed to have died when a runaway train with 72 oil tanker cars crashed and exploded in the center of the Qu

Police line up around Sainte-Agnes Church during the memorial service to honour the victims of the train derailment in Lac-Megantic
Police line up around Sainte-Agnes Church during the memorial service to honour the victims of the train derailment in Lac-Megantic

Police line up around Sainte-Agnes Church during the memorial service to honour the victims of the train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER OBITUARY TRANSPORT)

Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet reads the names of the dead during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic
Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet reads the names of the dead during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic

Pierrette Turgeon Blanchet reads the names of the dead during a memorial ceremony at the Sainte-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 27, 2013. About 50 people are believed to have died when a runaway train with 72 oil tanker cars crashed and exploded in the center of the Quebec lakeside town j

A woman holds a rose as she waits to enter Sainte-Agnes Church for the memorial service honouring the victims of the train derailment in Lac-Megantic
A woman holds a rose as she waits to enter Sainte-Agnes Church for the memorial service honouring the victims of the train derailment in Lac-Megantic

A woman holds a rose as she waits to enter Sainte-Agnes Church for the memorial service honouring the victims of the train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER OBITUARY TRANSPORT)