LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – Today marks the third anniversary of the train disaster that killed 47 people in the Quebec community of Lac-Megantic.
A citizens group dedicated to rail safety is holding a news conference this morning in nearby Nantes.
Tragedy struck in the wee hours of July 6, 2013, when a train transporting crude oil derailed and exploded, causing 47 deaths and the destruction of much of Lac-Megantic’s downtown core.
The accident led to tougher government regulations with regard to the transport of oil by rail.
Three men, including the train’s conductor, are each facing 47 counts of criminal negligence causing death.
(The Canadian Press)