"When you see downtown of your city almost destroyed you think, how are we going to get through this? Mayor of evacuated Lac-Megantic, QC—
Charles Adler (@charlesadler) July 06, 2013
Images of devastation are circulating on Twitter after the overnight derailment of a train carrying crude oil in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Casualties are still unknown.
Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche reportedly said the city center has been destroyed.
The fire following explosions forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and damaged 30 buildings. One resident said, “This sky was red, yellow. It was like, it was like the end of the world.”
The cause of the derailment is under investigation.
Officials have reportedly declared one person dead. Many more are still missing.
Twitchy will monitor the Lac-Mégantic fire and update as more details become available.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.