Quebec train derailment: Death toll could reach 50

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Death toll could reach 50 in Lac-Megantic train disaster, police say. The number of confirmed dead in the Lac-Megantic train disaster rose to 20 Wednesday, and police said another 30 people are still missing and “likely deceased.” One person has been positively identified, but the victim’s name was not released. The grim update came as the CEO of the rail company responsible for the runaway train said he now believes the train engineer may have failed to apply some of the hand brakes before leaving the locomotive for the night.

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