A frieight train derailed in the small Quebec town in July 2013, killing 47 people.

Much of downtown Lac-Megantic, Quebec was destroyed after a freight train derailment in July 2013. A huge fire broke out and 47 people were killed after the locomotive's tankers spilled crude oil into the streets. In 2014, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released a video animation of how it unfolded.

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