Three Former Rail Workers On Trial In Connection With Lac Megantic Train Explosion

Oct 6, 2017

Four years ago, a huge fireball appeared over the small Quebec town of Lac Megantic. The fireball was from an explosion caused by a runaway train that crashed into the downtown. Nearly 50 people were killed.

That tragedy is being examined again this week in a courthouse in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where three railway employees are on trial for criminal negligence.

We get an update on the trial from Alison Brunette, a reporter for CBC Quebec, based in the Eastern Townships.

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