World News

Wednesday 30 July 2014

One dead after oil train blast

Published 06/07/2013|18:38

  • Share
Smoke rises from the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada (AP)
The train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada (AP)
Smoke rises from railway wagons in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada (AP)

One person has died after a train carrying crude oil derailed, triggering several explosions and a huge blaze in a town in eastern Quebec.

  • Share
  • Go To

Police Lieutenant Michel Brunet would not say how many people might be missing after the 73-car train derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic about 155 miles east of Montreal.

Officials said the explosions and fire destroyed a large part of the town's down town area. Up to 1,000 people were forced from their homes in the town.

Witnesses say the eruptions sent many local residents scrambling through the streets under the intense heat of towering fireballs and a red glow that illuminated the night sky.

Press Association

Read More

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in World News