Contact Us

Update: 5 Confirmed Dead in Quebec Train Fire (Video)

Officials have confirmed five deaths so far from a horrific train crash in Quebec province. At least 40 more people are reported missing and, local authorities say, are likely dead. The fire is so intense at the site of the crash that firefighters are having a hard time getting near it.

The train carrying crude oil derailed near the Maine border in the Quebec town of Lac Megantic. The driverless freight train caused several explosions that consumed the busy midtown area with flames. Witnesses say the train derailed at a high rate of speed and exploded, causing a fireball that rose several hundred feet in the air. Local officials told the Associated Press, the explosions sent residents scrambling through the streets under the intense heat of the towering fireballs and a red glow that illuminated the night sky.

The explosions flattened several buildings in the city center, which was crowded with people enjoying the weekend. Lac Megantic is about 155 miles east of Montreal.

Environment Quebec spokesman Christian Blanchette says a large but undetermined amount of fuel spilled into the Chaudiere River.

The train reportedly belongs to Montreal Maine & Atlantic and was head to Maine from South Dakota when it derailed.

More from Q1065

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q1065.fm using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Q 106.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Q 106.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!