Lac-Megantic Train Disaster

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Megantic, Que., on July 6, 2013. A church bell rang 47 times in Lac-Megantic today in honour of the victims of a rail disaster two years ago that forever changed the Quebec town. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Lac-Megantic marks sombre anniversary of 2013 rail disaster that killed 47

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Church bells rang 47 times in Lac-Megantic on Monday as locals gathered to honour the victims of a rail disaster two years ago that forever changed the Quebec town. Premier Philippe Couillard hailed the resolve of locals and said in a statement the province would keep helping the town of 6,000. "Our thoughts are with the families and relatives of the victims and to all citiz…

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