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Police struggled to investigate the train derailment in Quebec, which could have left at least 50 people dead.
Authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the derailment that led to a massive explosion in the town of Lac-Megantic.
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Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire. At least 80 people are missing after a driverless oil tanker train derailed and exploded in the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, destroying dozens of buildings, a firefighter back from the scene told AFP.

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