07/09/2013 05:11 EDT | Updated 07/09/2013 05:18 EDT

Lac-Megantic Death Toll Up To 15


LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. _ Quebec police say the official death toll in the Lac-Megantic tragedy has climbed to 15.

That's an increase of two from the previous number although, with about 35 other people still missing, residents expect the grim news to continue.

Provincial police say they have 200 officers on the site performing a criminal investigation, and treating much of the downtown core as a crime scene.

The national Transportation Safety Board is also investigating.

From The Canadian Press