Prehosp Disaster Med 2019 Jun 28;34(3):251-259. Epub 2019 May 28.
4.Health Technology and Social Services Assessment Unit,Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke,Sherbrooke, Quebec,Canada.
Introduction: In July 2013, a train carrying 72 cars of crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Mégantic (Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada). This disaster provoked a major conflagration, explosions, 47 deaths, the destruction of 44 buildings, the evacuation of one-third of the local population, and an unparalleled oil spill. Notwithstanding the environmental impact, many citizens of this town and in surrounding areas have suffered and continue to suffer substantial losses as a direct consequence of this catastrophe. Read More