A large swath of Lac-Megantic was destroyed Saturday after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people from their homes in the southeastern Quebec town. At least five people were killed, and 40 were missing Monday.
July 10, 2013Edward Burkhardt, chief executive of Rail World, owner of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, speaks to the media in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. Burkhardt paid his first visit to the town, four days after a 72-car oil train rolled from an overnight parking spot, derailed and exploded, incinerating about 30 buildings and killing at least 15 people. David Vilder/Bloomberg News