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Quebec town levelled after train derailment

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beef03, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Holy crap.


    Looks like several blocks of the town of Lac-Megantic no longer exist after train derails.
    Conductor was not in the train, had it parked and was waiting for his relief when all of a sudden the train that was hauling crude oil took off.

    1,000 people in the town of 6,000 evacuated. So far 60 missing. Firefighters are having trouble getting anywhere near the blaze because of the heat
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Where was the engineer?
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Where was Denzel Washington when needed?
  4. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Is the engineer different than the conductor? I know very little about trains. Here's a more in depth story on it

  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Every story I've seen said he was waiting for someone to take over after his shift.
  6. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Sounds like the train magically shifted into autopilot, went out of control and slammed into the town.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Man, a train crash in Quebec and plane crash in San Francisco in the same day. I ain't leaving my house!!
  8. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    And the third shoe to drop is (fill in the blank).

  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    A cruise ship?
    In Nebraska?
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The Astros won.
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    Death toll is 5 in Quebec but 40 people missing
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