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UPDATE: Lac-Megantic marks anniversary of deadly derailment
It was on July 6th of last year, that an unmanned train loaded with oil rolled into the centre of town, derailed and exploded.
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More than 1,000 people marched in solemn silence early this morning along the edge of Lac-Megantic's railroad as they remembered last year's deadly train disaster.
    
They began the walk after observing a moment of silence at 1:15 a.m. - the exact moment on this day last year when a runaway train derailed in the centre of the Quebec town and exploded in a series of cataclysmic fireballs killing 47 people.
    
Though a year has passed, the emotional scars in the community remain as deep as the physical damage that's still so apparent on the local landscape.
    
The walk followed a midnight mass and a moving speech by Mayor Colette Roy Laroche.
    
Roy Laroche urged townsfolk to turn the page on the tragedy and look to the future - but to never forget.
    
The Lac-Megantic church will hold another Roman Catholic mass later this morning - a service expected to attract dignitaries including Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.

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More than 1,000 people marched in solemn silence early this morning along the edge of Lac-Megantic's railroad as they remembered last year's deadly train disaster.
    
They began the walk after observing a moment of silence at 1:15 a.m. - the exact moment on this day last year when a runaway train derailed in the centre of the Quebec town and exploded in a series of cataclysmic fireballs killing 47 people.
    
Though a year has passed, the emotional scars in the community remain as deep as the physical damage that's still so apparent on the local landscape.
    
The walk followed a midnight mass and a moving speech by Mayor Colette Roy Laroche.
    
Roy Laroche urged townsfolk to turn the page on the tragedy and look to the future - but to never forget.
    
The Lac-Megantic church will hold another Roman Catholic mass later this morning - a service expected to attract dignitaries including Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.

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