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Lac-Mégantic victim identified as 4-year-old girl

08/29/2013 09:37 EDT | Updated 10/29/2013 05:12 EDT
The Quebec coroner's office has identified four-year-old Alyssa Charest Bégnoche as the 39th victim of the Lac-Mégantic, Que., rail disaster in July.

Alyssa's sister, Bianka, is also presumed dead.

The death of their 30-year-old mother, Talitha Coumi Bégnoche, had already been confirmed by the coroner.

Officials are still working to identify the remains of eight people.

A total of 47 were killed when a train carrying crude oil derailed and set of a series of explosions at the centre of Lac-Mégantic.

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