Axle gear in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, after a crude oil freight train derailed and blew up in the small town  on Saturday morning. Photograph: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters

Residents of the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec are still coming to grips with the reality that 50 people are most likely dead in the aftermath of th(...)

A police officer walks amongst the debris from a train crash in  Lac Megantic, Quebec that left   50 people dead or missing. Photograph: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters

An employee failed to properly set the brakes of the train that crashed into a town in Quebec, killing at least 15 people, the president of the railw(...)

Firefighters working at the scene of the train derailment and subsequent fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, yesterday. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

The runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the centre of a small Quebec town had started rumbling down an empty track just min(...)

A view of the town from a lookout point at Lac-Megantic, Quebec, yesterday. 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 early on Saturday, killing at least five people and leaving scores missing. Photograph: Reuters

At least five people died and 40 were missing yesterday after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the centre of a small Canad(...)

Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to rise. Photograph: Reuters

The death toll from the explosion of a runaway freight train in a small Quebec town rose to five and another 40 people are missing, police said today(...)

Screen grab from unconfirmed video footage of an explosion in the Quebec village. Image: Anne-Julie Hallée/You Tube

Several people are missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early(...)

Pope Francis kisses 8-month-old Victoria Maria Marino from Sicily after delivering his blessing to the palms and to the faithful in St Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass last Sunday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Those who have difficulty with miracles may be feeling challenged after the past six weeks. It now seems it is the probable that takes a little(...)