07/08/2013 02:14 EDT | Updated 09/07/2013 05:12 EDT

Lac Megantic: Queen Expresses Sadness Over Deaths, Disaster (PHOTOS)

OTTAWA - The Queen is expressing deep sadness over the disaster in Lac Megantic,Que.

She has sent a message through the federal government saying the loss of life "has shocked us all."

She says she hopes it will be possible to rebuild both the property and the lives of those affected by the rail disaster.

Her thoughts and prayers are with all the people of the small community.

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