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Death toll rises to 13 in Canada train derailment

Investigators able to get closer to wreckage

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — The death toll in the horrific oil train derailment in Quebec reached 13 on Monday, while about 40 people remained missing, officials said after investigators finally got near where the runaway train exploded.

Quebec provincial police Sergeant Benoit Richard said Monday that eight more bodies had been found in the wreckage. Police would not say where the bodies were located for fear of upsetting families.

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