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Search on for 5 still missing after Canadian train disaster

By Paula Newton, CNN
updated 9:42 PM EDT, Tue July 30, 2013
An unmanned train carrying 72 tankers of crude oil plowed into the heart of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday, devastating the town and shocking people in Canada and beyond. Daniel Poulin, a longtime resident of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, and editor of a local monthly newspaper, lost friends in the train disaster. An unmanned train carrying 72 tankers of crude oil plowed into the heart of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday, devastating the town and shocking people in Canada and beyond. Daniel Poulin, a longtime resident of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, and editor of a local monthly newspaper, lost friends in the train disaster.
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Edward Burkhardt, CEO of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railways Inc., speaks on Wednesday, July 10, during a news conference. A train with 72 tanker cars carrying crude oil barreled down the track before derailing and exploding in Lac -Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday, July 6. Edward Burkhardt, CEO of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railways Inc., speaks on Wednesday, July 10, during a news conference. A train with 72 tanker cars carrying crude oil barreled down the track before derailing and exploding in Lac -Megantic, Quebec, on Saturday, July 6.
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Photos: Train derails, explodes in Canadian town Photos: Train derails, explodes in Canadian town
Reporters tour train destruction

(CNN) -- A search for five people still missing after this month's deadly train crash in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic began Monday and will continue Tuesday, Quebec provincial police representative Aurelie Guindun said.

The unmanned, runaway 73-car train slammed into the center of Lac-Megantic in the early morning of July 6, and tank cars full of oil exploded and burned in the heart of the commercial district.

The remains of 42 people were recovered, and five people still are reported missing.

"We want to be sure that everything is done to find these victims," Guindun said.

The train had been parked in the neighboring Quebec town of Nantes but it suddenly rolled into motion after the engineer went to a hotel. The incident is under investigation.

Read more: Officials find 'insufficient' braking on deadly runaway train

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