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Charges brought in Quebec railway disaster

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TORONTO — Three employees and a railway company involved in last summer’s massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a small town in Quebec, killing 47 people, will face criminal negligence charges, prosecutors announced late Monday. More than 60 oil tankers derailed in the downtown district of Lac Megantic, Quebec, last July 6. The Quebec provincial prosecutor’s office said that 47 counts of criminal negligence have been filed against engineer Thomas ...


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