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5:16am

Sat July 13, 2013
World

Painful Recovery Begins In Lac-Megantic

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 11:22 am

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2:53pm

Thu July 11, 2013
World

Residents Search For Answers After Deadly Train Explosion

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 3:55 pm

In Lac Megantic, Quebec, locals are waiting impatiently for answers following Saturday's train explosion that left 50 people dead. The provincial government in Quebec is blasting the railroad at the center of this disaster for responding too slowly — and requesting more aid from Canada's federal government to help the rural town rebuild.

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4:54am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

50 Likely Died In Quebec Train Disaster, Officials Say

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 8:13 am

At a school in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, the town's people have been waiting for word about their friends and family members.
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Police in Quebec are not holding out hope that any of the people still missing after Saturday's train derailment and explosions in the town of Lac-Mégantic are alive.

With 20 bodies found so far and an additional 30 people still unaccounted for, that means the death toll is expected to be around 50. Authorities are telling the families of the missing to prepare for the worst.

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5:46pm

Wed July 10, 2013
World

50 People Believed Dead In Quebec Train Explosion

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And I'm Audie Cornish. Canadian police say they found five more bodies in the rubble of the small village in Quebec devastated by a train explosion on Saturday. That brings the confirmed death toll to 20. And officials say the 30 people still missing are now presumed dead. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann is on the scene. He joins us now on the line.

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7:54am

Wed July 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Foul Play, Negligence Not Ruled Out In Quebec Train Disaster

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 4:19 am

Do not cross: Crime scene tape blocks access to part of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, where a train derailed and exploded on Saturday.
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Quebec police are looking into whether Saturday's train derailment and the massive explosions that followed in the small town of Lac-Megantic were caused by "foul play or criminal negligence," CBC News reported Wednesday morning.

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