Fatalities feared in Canada train derailment in Lac-Megantic
The derailment and explosion of a train carrying petrochemicals through a Canadian town has been described as a "major catastrophe" by a local official.
Sgt Gregory Gomez Del Prado, of Quebec Provincial Police, said firefighters from a number of towns in the area were trying to tackle the blaze.
Around 1000 people have been evacuated from Lac-Megantic.
Sgt Del Prado said he feared there would be fatalities.
06 Jul 2013
- From the section US & Canada