Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement following the derailment of a train carrying crude oil and subsequent explosions that led to fires in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those affected by this morning's tragic train derailment and subsequent fires in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
“We hope evacuees can return to their homes safely and quickly. The people of Lac-Mégantic and surrounding areas can rest assured that our Government is monitoring the situation and we stand by ready to provide any assistance requested by the province".
More top news
Unemployed Daniel Harris was accused of making "vast profits" by sending drug couriers on mopeds disguised as trainee cab drivers.
The 10-year-old boy killed in an accident in a Topshop store died after a queue barrier fell on his head, an inquest has heard.
A bid to make it illegal for firms to require women to wear high heels at work will be debated by MPs, the Government has said.