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Searchers dig through the rubble for victims in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Monday, July 8, 2013, after a train derailed, igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil early Saturday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

Focus on earlier blaze in Quebec train derailment

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By BENJAMIN SHINGLER and ROB GILLIES

Associated Press

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Investigators searching for the cause of a fiery oil train derailment that wiped out a small town's center and killed at least 13 people zeroed in on an earlier blaze on that same train, and the possibility that the series of actions that followed it might have somehow caused the locomotive's brakes to fail several hours later.

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