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MISSING MH370: Malaysia checking four names on missing flight

(NST) – KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysian investigators are checking the identity of four passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, but have not yet determined if the plane was downed by an attack, the country’s transport minister said.
“All the four names are with me,” Hishamuddin Hussein, who is also defence minister, told reporters.

He confirmed that Malaysian investigators had met counterparts from the U.S. FBI, and said the investigation was focusing on the entire passenger manifest.–Reuters

 

Stunning Videos Of Partially Frozen Niagara Falls (Jan 2014)

The polar vortex has frozen part of Niagara Falls and transformed it into a winter wonderland.

Spectacular Photos of Partially Frozen Niagara Falls (Jan 2014)

REUTERS reported that the Niagara Falls partially froze on Tuesday, when the high temperature was a record low of minus 2 degrees.

The ice formed on the U.S. side of the falls, which straddle the border between the United States and Canada.

I visited the Niagara Falls in the autumn of 2006, I was 3 years old at the time and I was very excited to see lots of rainbows around the falls 🙂

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In Photos: Winter Northeaster Snowstorm

While Northeastern residents are still digging out from a deadly snowstorm, a blast of Arctic air could bring some of the coldest temperatures to the Northeast of the United States of America.

Many parts of the Midwest are expected to experience some of the coldest temperatures in two decades brought by the Arctic blast. 

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23 Years Old Boeing 737 Airliner Crashed at Kazan, Russia

A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday at Kazan, Russia killing all 50 passengers on board.

Flight U363 took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 6:25 pm (1425 GMT) and crashed just over an hour later, emergency officials said.

It is said that the plane was 23 years old.

Reuters reported that, flights to and from the airport were halted until midday on Monday.

The son of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Irek, was among those killed in the crash.

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In Photos: Midwest Tornadoes

Reuters reported that, the city of Washington, Illinois, was hard-hit by what the National Weather Service called a “large and extremely dangerous” tornado, with photos showing buildings reduced to rubble and homes torn in half in the city of 15,000 people some 145 miles southwest of Chicago. 

U.S. weather officials said that a fast-moving storm system spawned multiple tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, threatening some 53 million people across 10 Midwestern states on Sunday

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A Magnitude 7.7 Paskistan Earthquake Killed 327, Created An Island

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Baluchistan on Tuesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said, the quake, with a depth of about nine miles (about 15 kilometers), struck 43 miles (69 kilometers) northeast of Awaran and 71 miles (114 kilometers) northwest of Bela.

It destroyed houses and cut communications with the worst affected district of Awaran.

The earthquake was so powerful that it caused a small island to emerge from the Arabian Sea, just off the Pakistani coast.

Pakistani officials said that the earth moved with enough force to create a small island visible off the southern coast after the huge tremor. 

By Wednesday, at least 327  were reported killed in the strong earthquake.

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Two Major Storms Hit Mexico, 41 Killed

Tropical Depression Ingrid hit Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel hit the Mexico’s Pacific coast, causing some of the worst flooding in decades.

The storms have affected two-thirds of the entire country brought very strong winds, heavy rains that caused flash floods and landslides.

Buildings were damaged, roads were washed out 

At least 41 people were killed in the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, Puebla, Hidalgo, Michoacan and Oaxaca by the flooding and landslides.

Acapulco was hardest hit where at least 21 people were killed as buildings collapsed and roads were transformed into raging rivers.

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13 Killed In Washington Navy Yard Mass Shooting

Designed by Ahmad Ali Karim for Ahmad Ali JetPlane Pics.

The building where the mass shooting happened.  (Ahmad Ali Karim for Ahmad Ali JetPlane Pics).

13 people including the gunman were reported killed in a mass killing at the Washington Navy Yard.

America’s Navy stated that the tragedy happened inside the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time) September 16.

Yahoo News reported that the victims ranged in age from 46 to 73, and were either civilians or contractors.

Janis Orlowski, chief medical officer at Washington Hospital Center, said one Metropolitan Police officer and two civilians are being treated there and that they arrived in critical condition.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI identified the suspect as Aaron Alexis, 34 years old, a civilian contractor from Queens, New York.

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said Alexis was shot during a gun battle with officers.

Yahoo News reported that Alexis was a full-time reservist from 2007 to 2011 and left the Navy on January 31, 2011, as a petty officer 3rd class and had been working for the fleet logistics support squadron No. 46 in Fort Worth.

A Navy official told Reuters that Alexis received a general discharge from the Navy in 2011 “after a series of misconduct issues.”

A ‘shelter in place’ order was issued for Navy Yard personnel after the shooting.

Access to the Washington Navy Yard will be restricted Tuesday, Sept. 17 to mission essential personnel only as the FBI continues its investigation.

Authorities are still investigating the case to determine the motive of the shooting.

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Photos: Aftermath of Lac-Megantic Quebec Train Disaster

An aerial view of burnt train cars after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec July 8, 2013

Reuters reported that at least 15 were killed and 35 missing in the Lac-Megantic train disaster.

The owner of the  runaway train is Montreal, Maine & Atlantic.

The Canadian Press reported that Quebec provincial police Insp. Michel Forget revealed that police are not leaning towards terrorism as a hypothesis, but are more likely exploring the possibility of criminal negligence; and the result is that the down town core of Lac-Megantic falls within a security perimeter and trespassers could be charged with obstructing justice if they venture into what police are calling “the red zone.”

Rail-company officials and residents who need to go to the site will have to get a police escort.

The disaster began late Friday night, when the  73-car train loaded with a cache of crude oil was parked on a siding slope at Nantes train yard.

Somehow the oil tanker train broke free and rolled about 11 kilometres into Lac-Megantic, before it derailed and exploded shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, causing a huge explosion and deadly ball of flame, turning the lakeside community into a charred war zone.

The oil has polluted the nearby Chaudiere River, where about 100,000 litres of oil have spilled.

Lac-Megantic, the town of about 6,000 people has lost most of its down town including with a library, a waterfront park, and dozens of homes and businesses.

Meanwhile, Lac-Megantic’s mayor said Tuesday that about 1,200 residents were being allowed home.

This is a disaster.

Here are some photos.

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on Saturday. The driverless train and 72 tankers of crude oil jumped the tracks in the small town of Lac-Megantic early in the morning and exploded in a massive fireball. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS) less  A cloud of smoke is seen over Lac Megantic after a train explosion, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after the runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Stringer (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Homes are seen near the wreckage of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) A firefighter works on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) less  Melted siding on a home is seen near the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) less  Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout (CANADA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less  A burnt out vehicle sits near the wreckage of a train car after a train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) less  Smoke rises after a train explosion in the town Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) A family watches the scene of an explosion by the track that leads to derailed trains in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings. The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) less  Burnt buildings are pictured after a train explosion in Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) Smoke rises after a train explosion in the town Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) A volunteer gives clothes to a woman who's been evacuated from her home at the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) less  Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) A firefighter works at the site of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) Inspectors for the transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) inspect a train on the track approximately 10km (6 miles) outside of the site of a derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADADISASTER SOCIETY - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) SOCIETY) less  A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings.The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) less  A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings.The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) less  A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings.The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)


A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings.The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on Saturday. The driverless train and 72 tankers of crude oil jumped the tracks in the small town of Lac-Megantic early in the morning and exploded in a massive fireball. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS) less  A cloud of smoke is seen over Lac Megantic after a train explosion, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after the runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Stringer (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Homes are seen near the wreckage of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) A firefighter works on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) less  Melted siding on a home is seen near the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) less  Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout (CANADA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less  A burnt out vehicle sits near the wreckage of a train car after a train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) less  Smoke rises after a train explosion in the town Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) A family watches the scene of an explosion by the track that leads to derailed trains in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings. The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) less  Burnt buildings are pictured after a train explosion in Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) Smoke rises after a train explosion in the town Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) A volunteer gives clothes to a woman who's been evacuated from her home at the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) less  Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) A firefighter works at the site of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) Inspectors for the transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) inspect a train on the track approximately 10km (6 miles) outside of the site of a derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADADISASTER SOCIETY - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) SOCIETY) less  A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings.The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) less  A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings.The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) less  A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings.The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)


A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings.The death toll, currently five, could rise to nearly 50 if people reported missing are not found. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A firefighter works at the site of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT)

A firefighter works at the site of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool 

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on Saturday. The driverless train and 72 tankers of crude oil jumped the tracks in the small town of Lac-Megantic early in the morning and exploded in a massive fireball. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS) less  A cloud of smoke is seen over Lac Megantic after a train explosion, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after the runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Stringer (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after the runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Stringer 

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on Saturday. The driverless train and 72 tankers of crude oil jumped the tracks in the small town of Lac-Megantic early in the morning and exploded in a massive fireball. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS) less  A cloud of smoke is seen over Lac Megantic after a train explosion, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after the runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Stringer (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Homes are seen near the wreckage of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT)

Homes are seen near the wreckage of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi 

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on Saturday. The driverless train and 72 tankers of crude oil jumped the tracks in the small town of Lac-Megantic early in the morning and exploded in a massive fireball. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS) less  A cloud of smoke is seen over Lac Megantic after a train explosion, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after the runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Stringer (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Homes are seen near the wreckage of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) A firefighter works on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


A firefighter works on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Melted siding on a home is seen near the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)

Melted siding on a home is seen near the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.REUTERS/Christinne Muschi 

A burnt out vehicle sits near the wreckage of a train car after a train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT)

A burnt out vehicle sits near the wreckage of a train car after a train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi 

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on Saturday. The driverless train and 72 tankers of crude oil jumped the tracks in the small town of Lac-Megantic early in the morning and exploded in a massive fireball. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS) less  A cloud of smoke is seen over Lac Megantic after a train explosion, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after the runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Stringer (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. At least five people died and 40 were missing on Sunday after the runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the center of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about shipping oil by rail. REUTERS/Stringer 

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout (CANADA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout (CANADA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout
Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout (CANADA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout (CANADA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout (CANADA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. Several people were reported missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of the small town in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout 

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)

A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger