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Canada train explosion: 'Everyone knows someone who's unaccounted for'

6 July 2013 Last updated at 20:17 BST

Around 60 people are still missing after a driverless train carrying light crude oil exploded in a small Canadian town.

Up to 1000 of Lac-Megantic's 6000 residents were forced to evacuate when the train came off its tracks and rolled downhill into the town - a number of its cars, which were filled with fuel, exploding.

Train company Montreal, Maine & Atlantic told Canada's La Presse newspaper that the train had been parked outside Lac-Megantic during an overnight driver shift-change.

No casualties have been confirmed but CBC journalist Willy Lowry told BBC News that in such a small town "everyone knows someone who's unaccounted for."

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