Flames and smoke are seen at the site of a train derailment in Wapske, New Brunswick, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger
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In July, 47 people were killed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a train carrying crude oil derailed.Feeny said it appears that 15 cars and one locomotive derailed, but he said it was not yet clear what caused it. The train consisted of 122 cars and four locomotives.Feeny said the regularly scheduled freight train ran into trouble around 7 p.m. about 150 kilometers (93 miles) northwest of Fredericton in northwest New Brunswick.DeWitt said the train left the tracks about five kilometers (3 miles) from the village in a wooded area. Between January and September of 2013 -- the most recent data available -- some 118,000 carloads had been shipped via rail.
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