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Victims Feared 'Vaporized' in Runaway Train Inferno

Victims Feared 'Vaporized' in Runaway Train Inferno
Posted July 8th, 2013 @ 8:37am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Around 40 people are still missing after the derailment and explosion of a runaway train in Quebec, and the blast was so intense that authorities fear there may be nothing left of some victims. The hospital in Lac Megantic, which had been braced for huge numbers of casualties, is "eerily quiet," the Toronto Star finds. "You have to understand: there are no wounded. They’re all dead," a Red Cross volunteer says. All but one of the train's 72 cars were carrying crude oil when it exploded in the heart of the small town early Saturday morning, when the bars were still packed with people, the AP reports.

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