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Deadly train derailment in Quebec carried Bakken crude
A runaway train carrying crude oil from the Bakken formation derailed early July 6 in Lac Megantic, Que., resulting in fires and explosions that destroyed much of the town. Canadian authorities on July 10 said there were at least 15 people dead and 60 missing.
The train was operated by Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway Inc. (MMA), a division of Rail World Inc. The train had 72 carloads of crude bound for Irving Oil Ltd.'s refinery in Saint John, NB.
MMA said the train was stopped during a crew rest outside Lac Megantic when the train started to roll, unmanned, about 7 miles before derailing in Lac ...