Maine Gov. Paul LePage to Visit Quebec Runaway Train Accident
Maine Gov. Paul LePage will visit the small Quebec town where a runaway train killed dozens of people and leveled much of the downtown.
The governor's office says LePage will attend a memorial mass for the victims on Saturday in Lac-Megantic. Before the ceremony, he will meet with the town’s mayor Colette Roy-Laroche and other Canadian officials.
Maine-Canada Trade Ombudsman Daniel Deveau visited the town last week with a delegation from Maine to assess the town's needs and provide support.
On July 6, an unattended train carrying oil broke loose and hurtled down a seven-mile incline, derailed and ignited at massive fire that killed 47 people. Lac-Megantic is about 10 miles from Maine.