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Oil train Quebec case in hands of prosecutors

Tuesday - 3/25/2014, 2:10pm  ET

MONTREAL (AP) -- Police say they have wrapped up their criminal investigation into the oil train derailment in Quebec that killed 47 and it is now in the hands of prosecutors.

The crash and explosion incinerated a large swath downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec last July.

Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Aurelie Guindon said Tuesday the investigation was officially completed Saturday and the case is now in the hands of the province's director of criminal and penal prosecutions.

Neither the prosecution nor police would discuss the results of the probe. There is no timetable for potential charges.

Police said last summer their investigation would focus on the possibility of criminal negligence.

The train belonging to the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway rolled into town carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region.


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