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. Nearly two years after a tragic train derailment decimated Lac-Megantic, the Red Cross says it has been able to help more than half of the residents in the Quebec town. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Red Cross has spent more than $12 million in Lac-Megantic since 2013

Nearly two years after a tragic train derailment decimated Lac-Megantic, the Red Cross says it has helped more than half the residents in the Quebec town. Nearly $12 million has been spent on providing assistance to 3,236 people in the Quebec community of just under 6,000, the aid organization said Thursday. Forty-seven people were killed and a large swath of downtown Lac-Megantic was destroyed …

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