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On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil from the United States derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing 47 people. The fire destroyed the city's center.

Many people in the community face ongoing effects of the trauma and loss, Trudeau said. The bypass will help support the community's recovery and reconstruction, he said.

"Hope and resilience have come to define the people of Lac-Megantic. For nearly five years, they have worked incredibly hard to recover and rebuild, and create a better future for their community," said Trudeau. "And while we know there are some wounds that can never heal, we sincerely hope this new rail bypass marks a new beginning for the people of Lac-Megantic."

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Interesting that Trudeau would spend the money on this route, but I can understand the feelings of the residents. Good for the PM.
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