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Mudsprings
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:00:45 AM

Hundreds of mourners filled the streets of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday, as the families of the 47 people killed in North America's worst railway disaster in two decades attended a memorial service at a local church.

A trumpeter on the street played Ave Maria to the mourners as they gathered outside St Agnes church to watch the service on a massive screen.

"It's still difficult," said Chantal Guay, a local resident who was among the crowd outside church. "We're all family in Lac-Megantic, everyone knows each other. I knew them all - all the missing and all the dead."

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois and politicians from all levels of government attended the memorial service.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 1:20:19 AM

Quebec town mourns victims of fuel-tanker train disaster. A very bad situation but there will be some good to come out of it with increased awareness on train safety and the potential hazards for nearby communities.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
shephle
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 12:49:34 AM

Very sad
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 5:46:36 AM

my heart goes out to the town and esp. the families who lost loved ones in this senseless disaster.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 5:45:22 AM

mfeldstein: we can only hope that all involved in oil transport will have learned a lesson. Although, if past cases (Exxon, DWH, etc.) are any indication, that may not be the case.
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:03:00 AM

A century from now, they'll still be talking about this. Let's hope they've learned something by then.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:02:21 AM

Old News
bridgerunner
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:02:14 AM

Sad.
AmynHH
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:01:47 AM

R.I.P.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:01:12 AM

It's going to be difficult for a long time, esp. since several are still unaccounted for (and may never be recovered).
vibdata
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:00:58 AM

Disasters are always filled with tragedy.
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:55:25 PM

Very sad. Let's get more pipelines going.
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:52:53 PM

Build keystone, save lives
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:44:55 PM

A very sad story. I will pray for the victims and their families.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:44:44 PM

Sad.
TxPDawg
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:41:19 PM

sorry to hear about that
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:39:53 PM

An accident thay did not have to happen!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:39:31 PM

My sympathies.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:38:11 PM

a pipeline could have saved a lot of lives
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:37:16 PM

What a shame.
SandeeC
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:36:53 PM

So many lessons to be learned from this. I hope none are missed.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:35:32 PM

:(
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:33:40 PM

Sorry.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:30:26 PM

SAD.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:27:38 PM

Sad.
jimpricehunter
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:25:37 PM

That is true, StephenOM.
mabrams184
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:23:31 PM

There will always be human error. So many lives have been forever altered from this tragedy.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:22:52 PM

RIP
StephenOM
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:20:28 PM

Sad story, not deserving of politicization.
wz
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:19:47 PM

A tragedy that could have been avoided if they had a pipeline.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:17:10 PM

Sad
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:15:45 PM

sad
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:11:24 PM

Sad, but getting old now.
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:10:54 PM

Sad. Just plain sad.

My prayers go out to those poor people and especially their friends and relatives that were left behind.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:08:57 PM

Such a sad situation.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:06:03 PM

Blame the cheapness of the MM&A railway. Can you imagine they left a train loaded with crude on a track with no security and only I engineer running during the trip.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:05:08 PM

A bunch of strong people who have weathered a great deal. I wish the best for all of the residents of the small town of Lac-Megantic; the world mourns with you.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:04:59 PM

Sad tragedy and great loss of life.

Hopefully lessons have been learned and future mistakes are prevented.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:04:05 PM

Heartbreaking ,I'm so sorry for the loss of life and sadness this community is going through. May the lord of host comfort these people in time of great sorrow.
kona763
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:02:10 PM

Very sad. My sympathies to the people and families of Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:01:29 PM

God bless Lac-Megantic.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:01:03 PM

Very Sad, Oil should be shipped by pipeline. C'mon Mr Obama!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:00:47 PM

Ok
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:59:27 PM

Quebec town mourns victims of fuel-tanker train disaster and a trumpeter on the street played Ave Maria to the mourners as they gathered outside Saint Agnes church to watch the service on a massive screen.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:50:41 PM

OK
mrbee
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:50:06 PM

Sad.
STLCARDSNATION
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:49:30 PM

GOD BLESS THE FAMILY!
firefly09
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:48:05 PM

It is so sad. All those people. My heart and prayers go out to the familes.
CCLighthouse
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:46:37 PM

It is too sad. I feel for that whole area.
HedTurnr
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:45:59 PM

God bless those who died and those who had family/friends that were involved as well.
nimpy
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:39:30 PM

This is so sad
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:36:17 PM

Too bad..
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