Fifty dead or missing in Quebec disaster; all assumed dead

By REUTERS
July 11, 2013 03:50

 
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LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec - The Quebec police are now assuming that all those missing after Saturday's deadly train accident in the town of Lac-Megantic are dead, spokesman Michel Forget said on Wednesday, although he also reduced the total number of dead and missing to 50 from 60.

"Now we are standing here with a number of 50 persons that we are considering now as missing and most probably dead in this tragedy," Forget told reporters. He said 20 bodies have been recovered. 

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