At Least 13 Killed in Quebec Train Derailment Disaster

Posted on July 8, 2013

The Globe and Mail reports that at least 13 people have been confirmed in the horrific train derailment disaster that occurred last weekend in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. At least fifty people are reportedly missing. A 73-car train without a driver raced into the small Quebec town and then derailed. The cars were loaded with fuel and many of them exploded. The explosions destroyed much of the center of the town. A nightclub with people inside it was one of the buildings flattened by the explosion.

The National Post has created a timeline of the disaster. Take a look: