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The derailment and explosion of a runaway oil train has left a town devastated and dozens missing.

1:08 PM, Jul 7, 2013   |    comments
Firefighters continue to douse burning wreckage on July 7, 2013 after a freight train loaded with oil derailed July 6 in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in a wall of fire. Now scores of people -- perhaps as many as 80 -- are missing. Rescuers cautiously entered the charred debris Sunday, more than 24 hours after the spectacular crash that saw flames shoot into the sky and burn into the night. The accident and resulting huge fireball
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LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec -- Officials say two more bodies have been discovered Sunday, bringing the death toll to five after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in eastern Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a town's downtown center.

Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet said Sunday that 40 people are missing. Brunet says that number could fluctuate.

Police earlier said that two people were found dead overnight after one death was confirmed Saturday.

Associated Press

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