40 Still Missing in Deadly Canada Oil Train Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) Crews are still trying to stabilize a dangerous situation in the Quebec town where a runaway oil tanker train exploded over the weekend, killing at least five people.

A manager at a bar that was leveled in the explosion says she believes there were about three workers there when the explosion took place and about 50 customers.

Because of the danger of additional fires and explosions, crews haven't been able to search for dozens of people still missing.

Crews are also trying to contain some 27,000 gallons of light crude that spilled from the tankers and made its way into nearby waterways. Floating barriers have been set up to stop the oil from heading downstream.

The oil has reached a nearby town, and there are fears it could flow into the St. Lawrence River all the way to Quebec City.

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