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Photo Illustration by Michael Payne

Photo Illustration by Michael Payne

Disaster in Lac Megantic, Quebec

On July 6, 2013, a freight train carrying crude oil derailed in the eastern townships of Quebec, resulting in a fire and the explosion of multiple tank cars. Forty-two people were confirmed dead and 30 buildings in the town’s downtown were destroyed. It was the fourth deadliest train disaster in Canadian history and the deadliest in 150 years.

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