Aerial images: Destruction at Lac-Megantic

Explore the scene of the devastating fire in Lac-Megantic, which swept through the town on Saturday after an oil train derailed.

Canadian investigators have begun searching the cause of the runaway oil train that derailed in Quebec on Saturday morning.

The carriages of the train exploded in the centre of the small town of Lac-Megantic, destroying at around 30 buildings and killing at least 15 people.

Scattered oil tank wagon wheelsets
Wrecked oil tank wagons
Burnt-out cars
Houses destroyed
Shops burnt to the ground
car park

Satellite images captured by US space agency Nasa two days apart show the scale of the inferno in comparison to major urban centres close to Lac-Megantic.

Satelllite image

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