Trains Derail In Canada, Russia, Killing Five And Injuring Many More

This has been a terrible weekend for travel. Seriously, just stay inside. Don't go anywhere. Wait until Mercury is unretrograded, or whatever. Pack a bug-out bag. Is that what the kids are calling them these days?

In addition to all the drunken driving and yesterday's plane crash that killed two people, two trains derailed this weekend.

The first, a 73-car tanker carrying oil, derailed and exploded across a small Canadian town early Saturday morning. At least five people are dead and another 40 are missing. Two of the cars that exploded are still on fire.

According to reports, the train was parked and its brakes may have failed, sending the tanker careening down a hill where it derailed and exploded in the center of a popular area packed with bars in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic.

Bar patrons were forced to "run for their lives" through walls of fire and exploding fire balls. Firefighters are still trying to put out the blaze, which destroyed at least 30 buildings.

Another train in Russia derailed this morning on its way to Sochi, the future Olympic site. At least 70 passengers were injured, but no fatalities were reported.

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