Death toll in Canada train derailment on rise

Death toll in Canada train derailment on rise
MGN Online Photo credit: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Pres
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 6:39am

Searchers have recovered two more bodies in the train derailment in Canada bringing the death toll to 35.

Investigators say 15 people are still missing after the 73-car train derailed in Quebec July 6, 2013.
Authorities say the train's engineer parked the train for the night and checked into a hotel. Then, somehow the train got loose and slammed into the center of a neighboring town. Tank cars full of fuel exploded.

Along with the deaths, the runaway cars destroyed about 40 buildings. At least three firefighters suffered minor injuries. Tthe accident has prompted a national discussion in Canada on rail safety.

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