The Seattle Times

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Paul Chiasson / The Associated Press

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Runaway oil train explodes in Quebec town, killing at least 1

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, sparking several explosions that destroyed the center of town and forcing the evacuation of as many as 1,000 people.