March 9, 2014
LAC MEGANTIC, Quebec A train carrying crude oil runs off the track in a Quebec town, sparking several explosions and forcing thousands of people to evacuate.
Several people are missing after the derailment Saturday morning, and one person is dead.
Flames and billowing smoke could be seen for several miles hours after the derailment. Some of the train's 73 cars exploded and the fire spread to a number of homes.
Environment Quebec spokesman Christian Blanchette says a large amount of fuel also spilled into the Chaudiere River.
The train, was on its way to Maine, and belongs to Montreal Maine & Atlantic.