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Title: Some Very Scary Radio Traffic
Post by: W1RC on February 16, 2018, 05:30:38 AM
The Lac-M?gantic rail disaster occurred in the town of Lac-M?gantic, in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Canada, at approximately 01:15 EDT, on July 6, 2013, when an unattended 74-car freight train carrying highly inflammable crude oil rolled down a 1.2% grade and derailed in the center of town, resulting in the fire and explosion of multiple tank cars.

Forty-two people were confirmed dead, with five more missing and presumed dead.

More than 30 buildings in the town's centre, roughly half of the downtown area, were destroyed, and all but three of the thirty-nine remaining downtown buildings had to be demolished due to petroleum contamination of the townsite.

Listen to the chilling conversations between the train?s engineer as he learns that it was his train that caused this horrific disaster, particularly the Fifth Conversation that took place at 3:29AM.