07/06/2013 11:54 EDT | Updated 07/07/2013 02:39 EDT

Lac Mégantic Photos Capture Fire, Explosions After Train Derailment

Photos of Lac-Mégantic's recent disaster show a heartbreaking scene.

A train carrying crude oil derailed in the Quebec town around 1 a.m. on Saturday, causing explosions and igniting a major blaze.

Some pictures show flames lighting up the night sky, while others show thick, black smoke billowing into the air.

The Sûreté du Québec shared an aerial view of the scene, revealing the scope of the damage.

See more devastating images of the incident below.

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