POLITICS

Lac-Megantic tragedy by the numbers

07/08/2013 01:40 EDT | Updated 09/07/2013 05:12 EDT
LAC MEGANTIC, Que. - A look at some of the key numbers, as of Monday afternoon, related to the train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Que:

Number of declared dead: Five

Number of people considered missing: About 40

Number of buildings destroyed: Between 30 and 40

Number of people forced out of their homes: Between 1,500 and 2,000

Number of Lac-Megantic residents: 6,000

Number of cars on the train: 72 carloads of crude oil and five locomotives

Number of litres of fuel being carried: Nearly 100,000 in each car