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50 dead in Canada rail disaster

Canadian police have say they have recovered 20 bodies from the Quebec train disaster, and that the 30 people who remain missing are now all presumed dead.

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At least one person killed in Quebec train blast

At least one person was killed when a driverless freight train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in the middle of the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, police have said.

A burning train wagon is seen after the explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec. Credit: Reuters

Police spokesman Michel Brunet did not answer when asked how many people were still missing after the blast, which devastated a large part of the town centre.

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