The Lac-Mégantic derailment occurred in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, at approximately 1:15 AM on July 6, 2013.
Sûreté du Québec/Handout/The Canadian Press – An aerial view of Lac Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday, July 6, 2013 following a train derailment that sparked several explosions.
A derailed train carrying crude oil caused explosions and a devastating fire in downtown Lac-Mégantic. Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and 40 possibly missing. At least 30 buildings were destroyed in the centre of town, including the town’s library, pharmacy, and other businesses and houses.