Episode 173 - On July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, an unattended 73-car freight train carrying crude oil rolled down a grade and derailed downtown, multiple tank cars exploded, resulting in a massive fire. More than 30 buildings in the town's core were destroyed, and, sadly, forty-seven people lost their lives.

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[Ville Lac-Mégantic - Une ville à coeur ouvert]

[Déraillement mortel d’un train à Lac-Mégantic - Ville Lac-Mégantic]

[Balado Découverte - Le Marcheur d’étoiles | Circuit touristique de Lac-Mégantic]

[Cinq clés pour comprendre la tragédie de Lac-Mégantic | Radio-Canada.ca]

[10 of Canada’s worst train accidents - Macleans.ca]

[Firefighter watched ghost train barrel past him moments before Lac-Mégantic derailment | CBC News]

[Rail at center of Quebec town tragedy and heart of its recovery | Reuters]

[Lac-Megantic’s resilience tested after ‘le train d’enfer’ - CentralMaine.com]

[Summary of Railway Investigation Report R13D0054 - TSB Canada]

[Railway Investigation Full Report R13D0054 - TSB Canada]

[Lac-Mégantic MMA Train Accident - 6 July 2013 - YouTube]

[Audio: Train engineer and railway company talk as Lac-Mégantic burns - The Globe and Mail]

[Lac-Mégantic engineer Thomas Harding’s firing ruled illegal - Montreal | Globalnews.ca]

[YouTube - Angry Lac Megantic residents seek answers - Global News]

[YouTube - Lac-Mégantic News Conference - Investigation Report Release]

[YouTube - Lac-Mégantic engineer calls released]

[YouTube - Tragédie Lac Mégantic - Pierre Duquet]

[YouTube - Incendie à Lac-Mégantic - username Nitrof Taz]

[Wayback Machine - Montreal Gazette - Lives lost: Remembering Lac-Mégantic’s victims]

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[Lac-Mégantic rail disaster - Wikipedia]

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