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Lac Megantic Photos Show Explosion And Fire Damage From Above

07/08/2013 04:54 EDT | Updated 07/10/2013 11:36 EDT

The destruction in Lac Megantic is perhaps most striking in photos taken from above.

Disaster struck the Quebec town early Saturday, when a train carrying crude oil derailed, causing fatal explosions and fires. So far, five deaths have been declared and about 40 people remain missing. Police expect the death toll to rise.

In pictures, scorched tanker cars and buildings’ charred remains can be seen from above, along with flames and plumes of smoke from before firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Here are some of the most shocking aerial photos of Lac Megantic that we’ve seen.

Lac-Megantic Aerial Views