July 15, 2013

Two more bodies recovered in Quebec

So far, 37 bodies have been recovered and 13 remain missing after the July 6 train derailment and fire.

The Associated Press

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — Police have recovered two more bodies in the wreckage of a runaway oil train's explosive derailment that killed 50 people in a Quebec town.

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Lise Doyon is comforted by her friend Jeannot Labrecque as church bells chime 50 times for the victims of a derailed oil train explosion, in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday. Doyon lost her son Kevin Roy and her daughter-in-law in the accident. Two more bodies were recovered Monday.

The Associated Press

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Firefighters are carried away from the train crash site in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Sunday, July 14, 2013. A week ago a locomotive and 72 tankers carrying shale oil slammed into downtown Lac-Megantic after rolling down a slope and gathering speed. (AP Photo/ The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

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Provincial police Inspector Michel Forget said Monday that 37 bodies have been recovered and 13 remain missing.

The coroner's office says two more bodies have been identified, bringing the total of those identified to 11.

The unmanned train hurtled down a seven-mile (11-kilometer) incline on July 6, derailed and ignited. All but one of its 73 cars was carrying oil, and at least five exploded, destroying the downtown of Lac-Megantic.

The train was owned by Montreal, Maine & Atlantic railway.

Parish priest Steve Lemay says a memorial mass for the victims will be on July 27.

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