Scope of Destruction at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec

The infographics and images below show the extent of the destruction caused in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec on July 6, 2013 when a train carrying 72-tank cars of crude oil derailed, killing 47 people and largely destroying the town’s downtown.


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From left to right: The Blast Radius; Lac-Mégantic Blast Site; How the Rail Disaster Happened, Infographic from Montreal Gazette/Ottawa Citizen, Video of Lac-Mégantic Train Explosion